The GSP Operations Internship is open to master’s degree candidates who have work experience in a non-research field and who would like to be exposed to working in a research setting.

Placement will be in our NYC office. Interns work closely with senior-level staff with expertise in program design, program assessment, evaluation start-up, and technical assistance on program implementation. At MDRC, this important function is referred to as “operations” work; operations staff work closely with program sites and MDRC researchers to ensure the organizations participating in our evaluations have strong programs.

Applications have closed for the summer 2024 internships.

What It’s Like to Intern at MDRC

In this two-minute video, Selena McLurkin describes her time as a 2023 Gueron Operations Intern. Selena is pursuing a master’s in public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles.

2024 Operations Interns

Kelsey Alanna Brown is pursuing a master’s in higher education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is interested in contributing to policy focused on maximizing college affordability and breaking down barriers to quality education for historically marginalized populations. Brown graduated summa cum laude from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She has prior experience as a research associate at the Maryland Institute for Literacy and Equity, where she conducted research and data analysis to support evidence-based literacy practices in Maryland schools.

Elizabeth Wood is a second-year graduate student pursuing a Master of education in higher education administration from North Carolina State University. Driven by equity and a commitment to learning, Wood works to cultivate inclusive environments for all to grow and thrive. She has experience in K-12 college access with a nonprofit organization affiliated with her alma mater, the Carolina College Advising Corps. Currently, Wood engages in qualitative research with mixed methods, including ethnography and case studies. She has previous experience in quantitative research and data analysis. 

Previous Operations Interns

Selena McLurkin
Jackie Xu

Mohammed Alkurd

Nelson Sierra-Sosa

Lori-Ann Clementson

Carola Zurob

Danielle Cummings

Yana Kusayeva

Farhana Hossain