How to Apply

Education Pioneers is looking for emerging leaders who have proven professional expertise, leadership experience, and commitment to education to transform education for our nation’s students. Are you the next Education Pioneer?   

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


Becoming an Education Pioneer 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 includes interviews and exercises that help us see how you can make an impact for a Partner organization and contribute to a cohort.
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As a Fellowship finalist, be considered for placements that build on your previous experiences. You'll match with and interview directly with Partners to confirm a placement. Learn more



Education Pioneers looks for leaders who meet the following requirements:


Required Qualification

Why It Matters

  • Interested, available, and willing to complete the Fellowship in Chicago, IL, San Fran Bay Area, Washington, DC, Dallas & Houston, TX

We are operating the 2023 Summer Fellowship in these 5 locations and Fellows will be based in one of these cities for the duration of the Fellowship. 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Two years of full-time work experience, excluding undergraduate internships 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. We match Fellows with Partners based on their professional and academic experience.

  • 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 values, and a passion for K-12 public education.

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

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

  • Enrollment in or completion of graduate degree program
  • Experience in our priority areas of data and analysis, operations, strategy and planning, and program and project 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 high-potential leaders who 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 a potential Fellow's:

  • 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. 




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