Graduate School Fellowship
Find your path. Make an impact. Join a network to transform education.
Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with diverse professional backgrounds and helps them launch high-level education leadership careers through the Graduate School Fellowship. There are two placements for the Graduate School Fellowship - the 10-week summer placement and the yearlong placement.
Both placements for the Graduate School Fellowship feature:
- High-impact work experience as a project consultant for a leading education organization
- Leadership development workshops that examine complex urban education issues and deepen Fellows' understanding of the landscape
- Access to a robust, nationwide network of industry experts and Education Pioneers Alumni
|10-Week Summer Placement||Yearlong Placement|
|Duration||10 weeks (June - August 2013)||12 months (June 2013 - May 2014)|
|Compensation||$7,000 stipend||$60,000 - 80,000 salary*|
|Placement Locations for the 2013 Fellowships||Austin, TX | Bridgeport, CT** | Chicago, IL | Dallas/Fort Worth, TX | DC Metro Area | Denver, CO | Detroit, MI | Greater Boston Area | Houston, TX | Los Angeles, CA | Memphis, TN | Nashville, TN | New Orleans, LA | New York Metro Area | Sacramento, CA | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Seattle, WA**|
|10-Week Summer Program Dates||
6/10/13 - 8/16/13: Boston, New York Metro, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston
6/17/13 - 8/23/13: DC Metro, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles
|Yearlong Program Dates||
For each site, Yearlong programming begins on the same date as 10-Week Summer programming and runs through June 2014.
*Exact salary within this range will be at the discretion of the Partner organization, based on the project and on the Fellow's experience.
**Please note that 10-Week Summer placements in Seattle are unlikely for 2013.
Entering its 10th year, the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship has placed more than 1,600 Fellows to date and is on track to have placed nearly 2,400 Fellows by 2014.
Learn more about the Graduate School Fellowship:
The Experience of the Graduate School Fellowship
Admissions and Selection of Graduate School Fellows
Other helpful resources for Graduate School Fellowship candidates:
View the Graduate School Fellowship 10-week placement job description
View the Graduate School Fellowship yearlong placement job description
Graduate School Fellowship FAQ
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Contact Information: For all Graduate School Fellowship recruitment and admissions questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the urban communities they serve. Education Pioneers actively recruits people of color for our Fellowship Programs. We support equal opportunity for all people and strongly encourage people of color to apply to our Fellowship Programs.
1. Mission-critical work. Fellows consult with school districts, charter schools, government agencies, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations to complete critical, high-impact projects that advance the organizations' important work.
2. Skill-based placement. To set both our Fellows and Partners up for success, Education Pioneers matches each Fellow's skill sets and experiences with the most relevant project.
3. Clearly defined, manageable scope of work. Education Pioneers works with all Partner organizations to ensure that each Fellow's mission-critical project is manageable and designed for successful completion within the duration of the placement.
4. High-level supervision. All Fellows work under the supervision of an experienced organization leader to maximize the impact of their work within the organization and the Fellows' career paths.
5. Interaction with influential leaders. Education Pioneers secures influential education leaders and experts to speak candidly to Fellows during professional development workshops, and Fellows interact directly with these key leaders.
6. Cohort experience. During professional development workshops, Fellows connect with a multidisciplinary cohort and examine key urban education challenges to deepen their understanding of the education landscape.
7. The Education Pioneers network. Through access to Education Pioneers' robust, nationwide network of Fellows, Alumni, industry experts, partners, and supporters, Fellows forge strong connections and broaden their networks exponentially to launch and advance high-impact careers.
8. Career pathways. Education Pioneers offers Alumni career services that include industry workshops, career consultation and coaching, and direct pathways to Partner organizations to help our Alumni launch and maintain high-level careers in education leadership.
9. Education is the most critical issue facing our nation today.