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.

2023 Operations Interns

Jackie Xu is enrolled at Columbia University, pursuing a master of social work degree. With a deep passion for promoting equitable access to affordable education and mental health services, Jackie has dedicated herself to making a positive impact in these areas. In her work as a case manager within a mental health setting, Jackie gained experience assessing client needs, communicating those needs to a clinical team, and engaging in outreach to support clients’ housing, access to food, and behavioral health needs. Jackie will be working on projects in the K-12 Education and Economic Mobility, Housing, and Communities policy areas.

Selena McLurkin is pursuing a master’s in public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a strong passion for finding ways to achieve racial, social, and economic equity. She has experience with community organizing with Community Coalition, conducting research at the Psychology Applied Research Center at her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, and was most recently a teacher’s assistant for a Black Labor Organizing Class. Selena will be working on projects in the Postsecondary Education and the Family Well-Being and Children’s Development policy areas this summer. 

Previous Operations Interns

2019
Mohammed Alkurd

2018
Nelson Sierra-Sosa

2017
Lori-Ann Clementson

2015
Carola Zurob

2014
Danielle Cummings

2013
Yana Kusayeva

2011
Farhana Hossain