The GSP Operations Internship

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 for the summer 2023 operations internship are now closed.

Questions? Contact HRQ[email protected]

2023 Gueron Operations Interns

Selena McLurkin

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. 

Jackie Xu

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.

Previous Operations Interns

  • Internship Year:
    Mohammed Alkurd, Operations Intern

    Mohammed is a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholar pursuing a master’s in special education at East Tennessee State University. At MDRC, Mohammed worked on projects in our Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment Policy Area and Postsecondary Education Policy Area, as well as with our field liaisons in the Operations Work Group.

  • Internship Year:
    Lori-Ann S. Clementson, Operations Intern

    Lori-Ann Clementson is a Community School Director working with Frederick Douglass Academy III in New York City. As the Community School Director, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the community school strategy in collaboration with school leadership and community partners. 

  • Internship Year:
    Danielle Cummings, Operations Intern

    In 2015, Danielle Cummings joined MDRC’s Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment Policy Area, where she works as a data manager and statistical programmer. Her current projects include evaluations of YouthBuild, the Young Adult Internship Program, and Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt.

  • Internship Year:
    Yana Kusayeva, Operations Intern

    Yana Kusayeva is an analyst at MDRC, currently serving as project manager of the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) project, where she is also an operations co-lead for the Georgia study. She also works on cost analyses and implementation research in the Youth Development, Criminal Justice, and Employment policy area.