The more time and effort one puts into a search, the greater the chance of attaining a wonderful internship. A good search can be done just using online resources. A better one is informed by knowledgeable people, including those in the Internship Program office, faculty and staff, alumni, friends, and family. You would be wise to use all these resources to make sure you are doing everything you can to find an internship that is well suited to you and your situation.


Handshake at Macalester is our new career and internship services platform. Simply log in with your Macalester user id and password.

The more you use Handshake, the better it works for you.

Handshake will now be used for all students planning to register their internships for academic credit. You can review this process by going to Registering an Internship for Credit .

Internship Databases

Explore both general and field-specific databases.

Field-Focused Organization Lists

Many students find great internships by contacting an organization instead of looking for a posting. These are lists of local organizations sorted by field. (i.e. Environment, Legal, Public Health, Arts, etc.). Great resource!

Summer Programs

Primarily national and international programs that provide great internship placements and support, but most require a fee, tuition, and/or significant expenses for travel.

Past Internships by Department

Collections of past internships held by Macalester students, organized by academic department. Good for brainstorming options you may wish to consider yourself. Check out what you can do with your major for more brainstorming ideas.

Visit the Internship Program Office