Internships in the arts have helped three Macalester students realize that with enough dedication and passion, one can build a career in the art world.
If you are a student with a gift for analysis, there are a wide variety of internship opportunities in the Twin Cities.
Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Fashion, clean energy, home brewing. Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative and determination with the willingness to take a chance.
Taking off with Sun Country
Mutaz Alnaas ’17 used his work in math and economics during an internship with the airline industry.
Learning in Israel
Ben Shields ’17 explored once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the Middle East thanks to Mac Classics connections.
Teaching Kids to Write
Hank Hietala '17 teaches kids to write at Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
Breaking Down Barriers
As an intern with Harriet Tubman Chrysalis Center, Alexa Peters Posner ’16 supports clients in need of safe shelter, legal services, and counseling.
The Class of 2015: After Mac
We checked in with a few members of the Class of 2015 to see what their first year out of college looks like.
An information session with Macalester alumni inspired Jyothi Dhanwada ’15 to pursue a career in healthcare consulting; today she works with Optum Consulting at UnitedHealth Group.
Asra Nizami ’16 (Karachi, Pakistan) interned with the Space Telescope Science Institute, an affiliate of NASA.
Bee Bacteria to Galaxies
Over 80 Macalester students in the hard sciences, environmental studies, and math, statistics and computer science gained valuable hands-on summer research experience through internships.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition, trees, ovenbirds, and garlic mustard.
Ha Song Pham ’15 discovered an affinity for data and learned how to make them reveal their truths.
Federal Reserve Internship
Jonathan Van Arneman ’16 interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and discovered his strengths.
Working Wall Street
An Investment Banking course connected Kunal Chauhan ’15 to a Mac alum, whose mentorship helped him land a job on Wall Street.
Russian Art Intern
An internship at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis furthered Joshua Sosa’s understanding of Russian history and culture while offering valuable leadership experience.
Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.