MDRC Seeks Applications for 2017 Summer Doctoral Fellowship and Operations Internship in the Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program


As part of its Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program, MDRC will be offering two opportunities for graduate students this summer:

  • One doctoral fellowship in summer and/or fall 2017 to a Ph.D. candidate who is pursuing independent, self-directed research on economic and social problems affecting low-income Americans. The recipient , who will receive a $5,000 stipend, will work on his or her doctoral dissertation — and will participate in the intellectual life of MDRC by attending seminars and project meetings and by working with key MDRC research staff.

  • One paid operations internship targeting master’s degree candidates who are interested in learning more about how social welfare programs can improve the lives of vulnerable populations. The recipient will work closely with senior-level staff in the development and implementation of demonstrations and evaluations, referred to within MDRC as “operations” work, to ensure the organizations participating in our evaluations have strong programs.

The Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program seeks to engage and encourage individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the social policy research community. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain exposure to social policy research, understand employment options beyond the academic and public sectors, and get the advice and support of MDRC’s staff.

The application deadline for the operations internship is Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The deadline for the doctoral fellowship has been extended to Friday, May 19, 2017. To learn more, click on the links above.