AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

The 2020-2021 GEDI Host Site and Scholar applications are now available!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Scholar Applications are due Friday, April 27, 2020

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The American Evaluation Association welcomes host site and scholar applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program! The Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of the GEDI Program are to:

  • Expand the pool of graduate students of color and from other under-represented groups who have extended their research capacities to evaluation.
  • Stimulate evaluation thinking concerning under-represented communities and culturally responsive evaluation.
  • Deepen the evaluation profession’s capacity to work in racially, ethnically and culturally diverse settings.

    Interns may come from a variety of disciplines including public health, education, political science, anthropology, psychology, sociology, social work, and the natural sciences. Their commonality is a strong background in research skills, an interest in extending their capacities to the field of evaluation, and a commitment to thinking deeply about culturally responsive evaluation practice.

    Prospective GEDI Scholars

    Building on the training content described here, interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site near their home institutions from approximately September 1 to July 1. The interns may work on a single evaluation project or multiple projects at the site, but all internship work is focused on building skills and confidence in real-world evaluation practices. Learn more about participating as a GEDI Scholar.

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Scholar Applications are due Friday, April 27, 2020

    Prospective Scholar Webinar

    Have questions about being a GEDI intern? Join GEDI Program Directors Dr. Rodney Hopson and Dr. Brandi Gilbert as they discuss the GEDI program experience from the scholar perspective and answer your questions. This is an excellent opportunity to get an inside perspective on what it is like to be a scholar and the expectations.

    Past Webinar Recording
    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Program Directors 

    • Dr. Rodney Hopson, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
    • Dr. Brandi Gilbert, Urban Institute

    GEDI Internship Information Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Host Site Information