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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer operations internship will not be offered in 2021.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

2019 Gueron Operations Intern

Mohammed Alkurd

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. He is the author of an MDRC In Practice blog post, “Break the Ice, Build Connections.”

Prior to graduate school, Mohammed led youth education projects in Palestinian communities that used role-playing teaching approaches, like storytelling and expressive writing, to enhance classroom inclusion.

Previous Operations Interns

  • Internship Year:
    2017
    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:
    2014
    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:
    2013
    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.