The Education Pioneers Fellowship provides exceptional professionals with pathways into education leadership careers that solve problems outside the classroom so that teachers and students can succeed inside the classroom. Apply today.

Education Pioneers opened doors to opportunities for high-impact, meaningful work.

Mark Cheng, Director of Data Management, Democracy Prep Public Schools, 2011 Education Pioneers Fellow

Find Your Path to Impact

Many people want to improve education for our nation’s children. But it can be difficult to know where you can make an impact outside of being a teacher or a principal.

Since 2003, Education Pioneers has paved the path for more than 3,000 new leaders in education. We launch and advance careers of professionals who are eager to discover opportunities to use expertise in data, operations, policy, and more to make a difference for students and families from outside the classroom.

This year, we will expand the Education Pioneers Fellowship to bring hundreds more passionate leaders to the education organizations that need them. Download the brochure.

The Fellowship will help you:



Access short and long-term roles that blend your professional and academic experiences to create needle-moving solutions for education organizations.



Take advantage of professional development opportunities that build the skills, mindsets, and K-12 knowledge that you need to become a change agent in education.



EP's greatest asset is our people. Form deep bonds within a diverse nationwide network united by a shared passion for transforming education. 

Are you looking for a summer opportunity?

The Fellowship's summer track is a 10-week summer experience that exposes you to high-potential career paths and the impact you could make as an education leader. 
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Are you looking for a long-term or full-time opportunity?

The Fellowship's career track is an on-ramp to meaningful full-time jobs and long-term roles at leading organizations throughout the education sector. 
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Why Lead in Education?

Education is a $600 billion industry that employs 13 million people and our nation’s second largest workforce—teachers.

With a sector so large, the demand for exceptional leaders is greater than ever.

Leaders in education shape the experience of teachers and students in the classroom. They manage enormous budgets, find solutions to complex problems, and supervise diverse teams—all in the pursuit of a high-stakes goal: preparing all students for success in life. It’s challenging work, but also more meaningful than you can imagine. Learn more about the impact of Pioneers in education.