How to Apply

Education Pioneers is looking for rising leaders and strategic, creative problem solvers who have proven professional expertise in data analytics or project management and a commitment to transform education for our nation’s students. 

The Impact Fellowship Application is open.
Apply by June 13 for our final round deadline. 


Impact Fellow applicants come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, and while our selection process is rigorous, it’s designed for you to give us a holistic overview of your background, skills, and interests.

Becoming an EP Impact Fellow involves three key steps:



Tell us about your experience and interest in education in your initial application. 
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Our multi-step selection process gives you a chance to show us your skills in practice so we can see how you can make an impact for a Partner organization and contribute to a cohort.
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As a Fellowship Finalist, you'll match with and interview directly with Partners. Learn more


Education Pioneers looks for leaders who meet the following requirements:


Required Qualification

Why It Matters

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Two years of full-time, professional work experience OR current enrollment in or completion of a graduate degree program.

Our Partners look for professionals with demonstrated skills and experience in order to quickly create high-impact results. 

  • Authorization to work in the U.S on a full-time basis for the entire program (international students eligible only if visa assistance is not required)

At this time, our Partners and EP cannot sponsor visas. You may not be eligible if you believe that now or in the future, you will require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status). 

  • Commitment to Education Pioneers’ mission and core values.

Working in education is important and challenging work – but also immensely rewarding. We seek candidates who are driven to make an impact on behalf of students and families. 

  • New to the Impact Fellowship
If you are an alum of the Impact Fellowship you are eligible to apply to the Summer Fellowship but cannot repeat the Impact Fellowship. 

In addition to our eligibility requirements, our preferred qualifications are:

  • 3-5 years of experience in data and analysis and/or project management
  • Experience using data in strategic, creative problem solving—whether that means conducting complex analyses or leveraging data to drive decision-making and management
  • Ability to take initiative and drive results
  • A track record of success in academic and professional settings
  • Strong communication skills
Preparing Your Application

What We Look For

Education Pioneers seeks strategic, creative problem solvers who have experience in data analysis and project management and are ready to use their existing work skills to make a positive impact in the education sector. Our talent comes from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, and we pride ourselves on crafting diverse cohorts that bring different experiences and perspectives together. We also strive to identify leaders who represent the communities in which we work.

Throughout our process, we look for: 

  • Demonstrated professional experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to education

Build A Strong Resume

Your resume is a critical piece of your application and may be shared with our partner organizations once you become a finalist. We strongly encourage you to review the following resources to ensure that you submit a resume to Education Pioneers that highlights your work accomplishments. 

​Tell the Story of Your Impact through Project Examples

You’ll have the opportunity to share more about your accomplishments and experiences working with data, analysis, and project management. These should be skills that are also evident in your resume; view this as an additional way to share details of your expertise and experience. You can review this resource for detailed definitions for each competency.

Show Us Your Skills With Data in our Work Exercise

As part of your initial application you’ll complete a work exercise which will give you a small taste of the kinds of challenges you’ll tackle, and skills you’ll leverage, in a placement. The exercise measures your comfort working with data - from beginner to more advanced levels. This gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your data skills, even if you haven’t held a data-focused role previously. Data skills are an increasingly in-demand and important skill for Fellows to demonstrate and while we expect a range of data analysis proficiency levels among our candidates, it's important that applicants are able to demonstrate at least some comfort working with data. 

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