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Internship, Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities


AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

The American Evaluation Association welcomes applications for its Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program that 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, culturally, and linguistically diverse settings 

2022 Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Scholar Application

Interns work the equivalent of approximately two days per week at an internship site, usually near their home institutions from approximately September 1, 2022 to July 1, 2023. 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. Interns receive a stipend of $12,000 in recognition of their internship work based on completion of the internship and satisfactory finalization of program requirements, including any deliverables due to the host agency, progress reports, and reflections on the internship experience.

To learn more about program eligibility and components, click here. All materials must be received by Zachary Grays at the AEA offices on or before Friday, May 13, 2022.

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program - Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech has launched a new Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will prepare postdocs for the next step in their careers, providing a two-year appointment with nationally competitive salaries and benefits.

There are three proposal review cycles in 2022, with proposals due for review May 15, July 15 and Nov. 15. The program will continue in 2023 with cycle application dates to be determined. 

Fellowships will be awarded in two tracks, each welcoming diverse applicants from various fields:

  • Research Frontiers
  • Cybersecurity

Postdoctoral fellows selected for the program will receive:

  • Two-year appointments with nationally competitive salaries and benefits
  • $10,000 for training and professional development-related expenses
  • Mentoring and professional development support

Eligible postdoctoral applicants:

  • Must be no more than three years past earning their Ph.D.
  • Must expect to complete their Ph.D. prior to the start of their fellowship

Interested applicants should identify a Virginia Tech faculty mentor (see non-exhaustive list of interested mentors here) to work collaboratively on a three-page proposal for submission prior to one of the cycle deadlines: May 15, July 15, and Nov. 15, 2022. 

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Ability to build towards Virginia Tech research presence and portfolio in goals for the track
  • Ability to enhance research and scholarship of the faculty mentor
  • Ability to enhance the professional development of the postdoc
  • Qualifications and the ability to diversify Virginia Tech’s research enterprise

Visit the fellowship website to learn more >>>

For questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Chris Smith, Ph.D., Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Research and Innovation

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Students (undergraduate and graduate) who are interested in spending a period of time (usually one academic term) working with the Institute are invited to submit the Internship form. All internships are online at this time.  Internships may or may not carry academic credit which would be awarded by the student’s home institution. The Institute will provide a qualified supervisor for the intern who will provide the intern’s institutional faculty of record with an appropriate evaluation of the intern’s performance in order to facilitate the institution’s awarding of course credit. Ideally, the intern will undertake some kind of project during the internship that must be reviewed and approved by both the Institute and the intern’s faculty member(s) of record at the intern’s institution. Typically, there is one internship available during each academic term, including summer.  Application deadlines are March 15 (for summer) July 15 (for fall) and October 22 at 5 pm ET (for spring). There is a stipend of $1,500 per semester for interns. 

Available Internships:

  • Spring 2022 - Graduate Internship
  • Summer 2022 - Undergraduate Internship
  • Fall 2022 - Graduate Internship
  • Spring 2023 - Undergraduate Internship
  • Summer 2023 - Graduate Internship
  • Fall 2023 - Undergraduate Internship

Potential Internship Opportunities Include:

  • Social Media and Communications
  • Data Analysis and Research
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Improving the success of undergraduate students
  • Leadership skills development
  • Exploration of possible careers in higher education
  • Other Topics of Interest

For questions, please contact

Internship Application