LEARNING

  Graduate Education Diversity Internship Host Sites

We're searching for host sites for AEA's Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program. Host sites provide meaningful evaluation project work and mentoring to interns. GEDI Interns are among the best and brightest graduate students in the country who are learning through the internship to transfer their strong inquiry skills to real-life situations in organizations, agencies, and firms.

Hosting a GEDI at your organization is a unique opportunity to help 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 at your organization, September through June. Finalists are selected by an advisory team based on the applicant's capacity and interests as well as the needs of the site. Sites then interview the geographically matched candidates and select from the most qualified candidates in their region. Final placements of scholar candidates is determined by GEDI Program Directors based on the best match for both the site and the scholar.

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 $10,000 stipend and to AEA the $10,000 program participation costs

Please note that the Call for Interns will be available online and will be distributed in mid-February.