Impact Fellowship

The EP Impact Fellowship is an intensive, 10-month experience that helps turn rising leaders' skills and passions for social good into new, tangible leadership opportunities — supporting educational equity and advancing careers, at the same time.

The application for the 2023 Impact Fellowship is open. 
Our Final Round Deadline is June 13.

Join us for an upcoming virtual event where you can learn more about our program (Information Session) or engage with our 2023 Fellows and recent Impact Fellowship Alum! 

My experience was transformational. The combination of [my] placement, cohort experience, & networking access was unparalleled.

Hassan Hassan CEO, 4.0 Schools, 2012 Education Pioneers Fellow

Impact Fellowship Overview

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CREATE IMPACT: Long-term Placement in Education

Fellows serve a 10-month placement within a leading education organization. You’re matched with a project to advance data leadership or another strategic priority — where the skills and experience you bring can make the biggest impact, and where we believe you can grow and contribute beyond your role. We prioritize placements in data & analytics and strategic project management. Fellows are managed by an invested supervisor, and directly embedded within a team and organization.

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PRIORITY AREAS: The Work You'll Do

We're seeking strategic, creative problem solvers who have expertise in data, analysis, and project management.

EP recruits and places Impact Fellows in roles in data, analysis, and strategic project management. Our Fellows who have expertise in these areas support our Partners who work on behalf of students, teachers, and families.

Read more about our priority skill areas and the type of work you'll do as an EP Impact Fellow >>>

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GROW AS A LEADER: Targeted Professional Development

Working in a high-stakes, complex sector like education requires thoughtful leadership. Through 10 months of workshops and targeted learning opportunities, you’ll focus on growing as a transformational leader for the education sector and the world at large. You’ll learn about the impact of effective leadership on local and national education landscapes. EP helps you develop and practice leadership competencies to increase your impact during your Fellowship and beyond. Throughout the experience, you’ll get to explore and reflect on why you are driven to become a changemaker on behalf of children, families, and communities.

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BUILD COMMUNITY: Connections for Life

When we ask our Alumni what was the most meaningful aspect of their Fellowship experience, the answer always starts with the connections they made to other EP Fellows and the network they gained. As an Impact Fellow, you will join a diverse and dynamic cohort of peers that you will build deep relationships with and who will become part of your professional community. Through programming, peer learning communities, and other opportunities, you will work to get to know and support each other in your own placement experiences.

At the same time, you will gain exposure to our 4,500+ strong Alumni network, who work to make an impact for students and their communities nationwide. Our Alumni will serve as mentors, guest speakers, and even support your onramp into the Alumni network once the programs comes to an end. They hail from diverse personal and professional backgrounds, just like you and your cohort! As an EP Fellow, you'll gain access to this network of new and established leaders who will continue to inspire and sustain you in the program and beyond. 

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Impact Fellowship Stipend

The 10-month placement offers a $58,000 stipend (~$70,000 annualized; before applicable taxes and other withholdings), plus benefits.


Timeline & Process Overview

●       Our application deadlines:

  • Priority Round: May 2
  • First Round: June 13
  • Extended Round: July 18 

●       Complete selection process between July - August

●       Become a finalist in our Onboarding process and interview with Partners in September

●       Learn if you'll be confirmed as a Fellow in mid-October

●       Placement Start Dates: 

  • Priority and Final Round Applicants: September 25
  • Extended Round Applicants: October 23

●       Fellowship programming begins Fall 2023

Make Your Mark

The Impact Fellowship might be right for you if...

  • You're a strategic, creative problem solver who wants to use your skills to create impact.
  • You're excited about data — whether you're conducting complex analysis or leveraging data to drive strategic decision-making.
  • You're considering graduate school and want to broaden your pre-graduate school experience.
  • You're completing a graduate program and want to leverage your skills in a career of social impact. 
  • You’re a professional looking to explore the education space and make a career transition.

Looking for a summer internship? Learn more here.

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The application is currently closed. Please check back in early 2023 to learn when it reopens. 


Meet Our Fellows

2022-2023 Education Pioneers Impact Fellows

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Oluwamisimi Akinlolu

San Joaquin A+

Donald Boyd

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Breeahna Britt

Campaign for Our Shared Future

Toryah Cameron

Center for Education Reform

Toni Candis

KIPP Texas

Makura Compton


Zaria Cosby

Reach University

Carla Davila

Council for Professional Recognition

Dylan Haupt

District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Alethia Hinds

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Ashli Hodges

Good Reason Houston

Kindra Hurlbert

Rocketship Public Schools

Samantha Lopez

KIPP North Carolina

Sarah Markowitz

Catapult Learning

Liora Mendelsberg

Washington State Charter Schools Association

Emily Miller

Crocus LLC

Kelsey Milligan

Good Reason Houston

Gabriela Montes


Walter Moyo

Good Reason Houston

Memusi Ntore

Northern Illinois University, Education Systems Center

Adam Price

 City Colleges of Chicago

Ellery Robinson

The U.S. Department of Education

Anna Shea

Public Preparatory Network

Janiel Slowly

Good Reason Houston

Clara Smith

District of Columbia Public Schools

Holly Sofka

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

Arthur Spirou

Bridge Boston Charter School

Keenen Stevenson

National Equity Project

Jordan Weatherl

Illinois State Board of Education

Sofia Wilson

Start Early

Nekishia Woods

Memphis Education Fund

Anna Zannetos

Lumina Foundation for Education







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