Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.
Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.
Most Macalester students choose to do internships in the Twin Cities, but these three students went for more exotic locales.
Language of Adoption
Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.
Interning with the MPCA
Michael Galgay ’14 studied urban forests while interning with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Helping Global Farmers
Compatible Technology Institute intern Brianna Besch ’13 learns how innovative tools—like the bicycle-powered potato slicer—help poor farmers get enough to eat.
Will Steger Intern
Meeting acclaimed polar explorer and climate change activist Will Steger was a highlight of Mark Riegel’s internship.
Internship in Palestine
Hannah McIntire ’13 interned for a second summer with the NGO Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO).
Helping alum Dan Rippy ’89 develop a website for adult learners whetted Ben Bernard’s appetite for entrepreneurship.
An English Major Interns
By doing two publishing internships, Becky Schultz ’13 has helped shape and define her own career goals.
Computer Career Pathfinder
A Macalester alumnus guided Adam Oien ’10 to a computer science class, an internship—and then to a job at his company.
Teaching philosophy to 8- and 9-year-olds at St. Paul’s West 7th Community Center was the unconventional way that Vivian Ihekoronye ’13 (St. Paul) spent her summer.
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Excelling at Xcel
Simbarashe Musasa’s internship with a Fortune 500 company came about in part due to an Econometrics class paper.