In partnership with The Policy Academies, MDRC is offering three opportunities in the summer of 2024 for graduate and undergraduate students in its Gueron Scholars Program: (1) up to two summer doctoral fellowships for Ph.D. candidates who are pursuing independent, self-directed research on economic and social problems affecting Americans with low incomes, (2) up to two full-time paid operations field liaison internships for students in master’s degree programs, and (3) up to four full-time paid undergraduate internships for rising seniors.
The fellowships are supported by the Gueron Scholars Program, which seeks to engage and encourage individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the education and social policy research communities.
Doctoral fellowships: Recipients, who will receive a $10,000 stipend, will work on their doctoral dissertation—and will participate in the intellectual life of MDRC by attending seminars and project meetings and by working with MDRC research staff. The fellowship is expected to begin in the summer and last for approximately two months, though there is some flexibility in the timing.
Operations field liaison internships: A paid eight-week internship for up to two master’s students who are interested in working with organizations at different stages of building evidence. This includes developing and implementing demonstrations and evaluations of programs designed to improve the well-being of those within underrepresented populations. This internship is expected to begin in June 2024.
Undergraduate internships: A paid eight-week internship for up to four rising seniors who are interested in learning about social or education programs, policies, and research. This internship is expected to begin in June 2024.
MDRC is pleased to provide housing for selected fellows and interns. Applicants invited to interview virtually will receive more information about this opportunity.
The application deadline for the fellowships and both internships is January 31, 2024.