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.

Posting Alert

Don't be scammed! Although we do our best to verify the opportunities listed in Handshake, we cannot guarantee the authenticity or legitimacy of the posted positions. Beware of any position that asks you to provide bank account or credit card information, pay money to apply, or involves receiving and sending checks or money. These are possibly scams and should be reported to the Career Development Center. Read more about common job-posting scams.

Internship Databases

Explore both general and field-specific databases.

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.

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!

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 and LACN's spotlight on careers for more brainstorming ideas.

Visit the Internship Program Office