LEARNING

      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

    Download the site questionnaire and check out the GEDI website to learn more about applying to serve as a host site, then contact Gail McCauley, Senior Operations Manager,at gmccauley@eval.org to discuss this unique opportunity to work with tomorrow’s leaders today!

    Would your current organization placement make a great GEDI site? Encourage them to apply as a host site by following the above instructions. Contact Gail McCauley at gmccauley@eval.org with additional questions.

    This year's deadline for GEDI Host Sites has passed. Check back in early January 2015 for future deadlines.

    Please note that the call for interns will be available online and distributed to AEA members mid-April.