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Internships and Research

The vibrant Twin Cities food industry makes St. Paul and Minneapolis a great place to find an internship, shadow a food scientist or nutrition professional, or network with others who care deeply about food and nutrition.

First-year food and nutrition majors can apply for two $1,000 renewable scholarships. Contact the admission office.

Alumna Lauren Gillilan-Martin, for example, worked as a labeling intern at General Mills and a nutrition services aide with Regions Hospital.

St. Kate's also has an active career development office, a comprehensive alumnae database and expert faculty to help you find internships.

Research opportunities

Our students regularly present their work at Science@St. Kate's Day and the Twin Cities District Dietetic Association, as well as at regional and national conferences.

Past research projects include:

  • "The Effects of Honey on Serum LDL Cholesterol Levels"
  • "The Efficacy of a Modified Atkins Diet in Intractable Epilepsy"
  • "Gluten-Free Banana Bread Textural Analysis"
  • "The Effects of Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols and Carbohydrates on Exercise Performance"

Other opportunities to conduct research:

FCNS Club

Students are encouraged to join the Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences (FCNS) Club for service projects on and off campus. The club offers members the opportunity to get hands-on experience with industry events and employers. It also hosts social events for members throughout the academic year.

National association

Students can also become members of the national organization Home Economists in Business and participate in the Twin Cities chapter meetings and events.

Kappa Omicron Nu

As a foods and nutrition: science major, you're eligible for nomination to the national human services honor society, Kappa Omicron Nu. Members are recognized in academia and business for excellent scholarship.