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Internships and Research

St. Kate's faculty will help facilitate for internships with nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities that work with French-speaking people. You may also tap St. Kate's global network of alumnae for internship openings, career advice and informational interviews.

St. Kate's French majors are interns or mentors in many places, including:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs
  • Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota
  • St. Kate's Office of Global Studies

"St. Kate's gave me the keys to the library of the world."

— Dorie Cline Hathaway, French and art major

Research opportunities

St. Kate's students have been invited to present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. French major Maret Tindal, for example, co-presented "RadioHere: Conception, Establishment and Development of Internet-Based College Radio" in New York.

Other research opportunities include:

  • Senior Seminar — You either complete a seminar on French women's literature across the ages or an independent academic and/or creative project on a topic related to French. Meghan Johnson is writing a book in French aimed at high school students in third-year French.
  • Antonian Scholars Honors Program — Antonian Scholars complete a project as the final step in St. Kate's rigorous honors program. These include plays, a website and research papers on topics such as French Revolution music.
  • Assistantship Mentoring Program — AMP pairs juniors and seniors with faculty or staff mentors on specific projects. French major Rochelle Rodrigues helped Professor Francine Conley develop the language center on campus.

You can also enhance your skills through:

French Club

St. Kate's French Club sponsors a variety of on- and off-campus activities, such as French-based conversation tables, crêpe nights, outings to local movies and theater events, and dinners at local French restaurants.

French honor society

Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, offers high-achieving students further opportunities to interact in a French-speaking environment.