Apply for Summer 2023 Doctoral Fellowships and Master’s and Undergraduate Internships in the MDRC Gueron Scholars Program


MDRC is offering three opportunities this summer 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 low-income Americans with low incomes, (2) up to two full-time paid program operations 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.

Program operations 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 2023.

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 2023.

The application deadline for the fellowships and both internships is February 27, 2023.