Graduate Education Diversity Internship Host Sites

Host sites provide meaningful evaluation project work and mentoring to interns. Interns are among the best and brightest who are learning through the internship to transfer their strong inquiry skills to real-life situations in organizations, agencies, and firms.

Hosting a GEDI is a unique opportunity to help to build evaluation's future through fostering the professional growth of an intern from a background under-represented in the field. A number of host sites have found the GEDI experience so positive as to invite their intern to continue in a part- or full-time capacity upon completion of the internship.

Interns work two days per week, September through June. Finalists are selected by an advisory team based on the applicant's capacity and interests and the site's needs, and then each site interviews and selects from among 2-3 finalists to identify the intern most appropriate to its situation, capacity, and context.

Host site obligations include:

  • Providing a meaningful evaluation internship experience
  • Identifying a staff member with significant evaluation experience to serve as an on-site mentor
  • Paying directly to the intern the $8,000 stipend and to AEA the $10,000 program participation costs

Interested in hosting an intern? Contact Zachary Grays at gedi@eval.org to participate in this unique opportunity to work with tomorrow's leaders today!