AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

Introducing Our 2023-2024 GEDI Scholars

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 Host Site and Scholar Webinars

Have questions about being a GEDI intern or host site? Join GEDI Program Leadership as they discuss the GEDI program experience and answer your questions. This is an excellent opportunity to get an inside perspective on what it is like to be a scholar/host site and the expectations. 

Prospective Scholar Webinar

Prospective Host Site Webinar


Program Co-Directors

Dr. Saúl I. Maldonado, San Diego State University

Dr. Monique Liston UBUNTU Research and Evaluation

Dr. Lisa Aponte-Soto, Tanoma Consulting, LLC