The GSP Undergraduate Internship

The GSP Undergraduate Internship

The GSP Undergraduate Internship invites rising undergraduate seniors of diverse backgrounds to be part of multidisciplinary teams developing evaluation research on current social policy issues at our NYC office. 

The eight-week internship provides the opportunity to work with MDRC teams on a range of organizational and analytical tasks, as well as participate in regular meetings to network and learn more about the context of MDRC’s policy work. Interns will also have the chance to attend trainings and talks to develop specific skills and knowledge areas.

Apply by February 15 for summer 2021 internships.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

2020 Gueron Undergraduate Interns

Francis Estrada

Francis Estrada, a senior at Baruch College majoring in economics with a minor in law and policy, held one of two paid internships in the MDRC Judith Gueron Scholars Program this summer.

Francis was born in Tela, Honduras, and now lives in the South Bronx. She is passionate about educational access for low-income students and how local education funding becomes a barrier for low-income districts. She plans to pursue a PhD in economics or public policy.

As one of MDRC’s first “virtual” interns, she learned about how high schools approach preparing students for college and careers.

Ismerlyn Gonzalez

Ismerlyn Gonzalez, a senior at Hunter College majoring in sociology with a minor in public policy, held one of two paid internships in the MDRC Judith Gueron Scholars Program this summer.

While growing up in Harlem, Ismerlyn became quickly aware of the racial and socioeconomic disparities present in New York City’s education system. At Hunter, Ismerlyn coaches incoming freshmen as a Scholar Peer Leader. She is interested in pursuing a master’s degree in public policy to address inequities in education policy.

As one of MDRC’s first “virtual” interns, she spent her summer learning about MDRC’s postsecondary education work and its research methods.

Previous Undergraduate Interns

  • Internship Year:
    2019
    Maria Alicea, Undergraduate Intern

    Maria is a senior at the University of North Florida (UNF) majoring in sociology and minoring in digital marketing. At MDRC, Maria worked on projects across multiple policy areas and departments, as well as with the MDRC Diversity Council.

  • Internship Year:
    2019
    Amanda Martin-Lawrence, Undergraduate Intern

    Amanda is a senior at Pitzer College, majoring in sociology with a minor in legal studies. She plans to pursue a career as an education policy researcher and spent her summer learning contributing to several projects across the education pipeline.

  • Internship Year:
    2017
    Amber Jones, Undergraduate Intern

    “I am studying and interning in Kóln, Germany, within a social service agency that aids young girls and refugees,” writes Jones. “After I graduate this April from the University of Pittsburgh (with a bachelor’s degree in social work), I plan to teach abroad in South Korea or join the Peace Corps. My internship with MDRC has encouraged me to pursue a career on a more mezzo-macro level.”

  • Internship Year:
    2016
    Neena Rouhani, Undergraduate Intern

    Neena is currently a master’s student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, specializing in social justice and investigative reporting. She is also a recording musician. Previously, she worked for a nonprofit dedicated to grassroots community-building and for a digital marketing agency.

  • Internship Year:
    2016
    Raymi Echavarria, Undergraduate Intern

    I am the human rights program associate at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and a consultant for the College Bridge for All Program, a City University of New York and NYC Department of Education initiative to help New York City’s high school students with the college matriculation process.