Summer Fellowship

The EP Summer Fellowship is a 10-week summer experience that previews the impact you can make in the education sector and lays the foundation you need to become a lifelong leader. 

In 2023, EP will be placing Fellows in Chicago, IL | San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Washington, DC | Dallas & Houston, TX. 

The Summer Fellowship application is closed until the fall of 2023.


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

Summer Fellowship Overview

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LEAD: 10 Week Placement (early June – mid-August)

Find your path with EP. The Summer Fellowship connects Fellows with a high-impact placement opportunity at a leading education organization, where you can drive critical work on a defined project over 10 consecutive weeks. You’re matched with a placement opportunity based on your history of experience and the skills our Partner organizations need – so you can jump right in and make an immediate impact. We focus on four priority experience areas: data and analysis, operations, strategy and planning, and program and project management. Preview what full-time work in the education sector can look like—and see the role you could play throughout your career.
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Priority Areas

EP focuses on recruiting and placing Fellows in four key priority areas: data and analysis, strategy and planning, operations, and program and project management.

Our Fellows have developed expertise in these areas prior to EP -- and they are eager to use their skills in a new organization, or maybe even a brand new sector. They have the skills to dive in on day one. Use your strengths to make the biggest possible impact for students and families, and jumpstart a career that truly matters.

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Data and Analysis Strategy and Planning Operations Program and
Project Management
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LEARN: Structured Summer Programming

Your placement will be supported by professional development that will help you understand the why’s and how’s of our work to transform education. With a local cohort of peers, Fellows participate in regular workshops and other learning opportunities throughout the summer. Develop the K-12 knowledge and leadership mindsets you need to have a sustained career in education.
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CONNECT: Summer Cohort, Network for Life

Your EP experience will be far more than just a summer internship. You’ll build deep relationships with peers in your local summer cohort, and get access to more than 4,500 EP Alumni nationwide. We build the connections that will expand your personal and professional network, expose you to new ways of thinking, and ultimately launch a high-impact career.
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Summer Stipend

The 10-week summer placement offers a stipend of $7,200 (before applicable taxes and other withholdings).


2023 Timeline & Process Overview

●       Apply by March 7, 2023, for Extended Round consideration

●       Complete interviews in March

●       Become a finalist in our Onboarding process in late March

●       Placements and programming occur between early June - mid-August 2023

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Make Your Mark

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

  • You're a current graduate student seeking a meaningful summer experience.
  • You're entering graduate school in the fall and want to get diverse pre-graduate school experience.
  • You’re a professional looking to explore the education space and make a career transition with a short-term opportunity.

Looking for a longer-term fellowship? Learn more here.

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The Summer Fellowship application is closed until the fall of 2023

Meet Our Fellows

2022 Education Pioneers Summer Fellows

Hasana Abdul-Quadir

Distinctive Schools

Nadine Blanco

Distinctive Schools

Carmen Cortez Morales

Digital Promise

Chelsea Dawkins

Northern Illinois University, Education Systems Center

Nicolas D'Azevedo

Chicago Public Schools

Jeffrey Garcia

 Collaborative Healing Initiative Within Communities

Clare Grzegorzewski

Chicago Public Schools

Ashley Harris

Global Citizen Year

Dania Ibrahim

Northern Illinois University, Education Systems Center

Arnelle Jones

Family Engagement Lab, LLC

Callie Kirk

Golden Apple

Vincent Liu

Skokie School District 73.5

Tochukwu Okoye

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Jornel Torres

Illinois State Board of Education

Alexis Williams

Northern Illinois University, Education Systems Center

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Interested in learning more? Let us know some basic information about you, and we’ll be in touch!