How to Apply

Education Pioneers is looking for emerging and established 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 application for summer and career tracks is now closed.

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Becoming an Education Pioneer involves three key steps:



Tell us about your experience and interest in education in your initial application. Apply directly to the track of your choice. 
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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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Matching & Placement

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

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Two years of full time, professional work experience, which excludes undergraduate or graduate internships.

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. 

In addition to our eligibility requirements, we prefer Pioneers who demonstrate:

  • 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


Application Options

The Education Pioneers Fellowship offers two distinct tracks for you to consider. Apply directly to the track that meets your needs:

Summer Track

Career Track

  • 10-week summer placement
  • $7,200 stipend
  • June 2017 – August 2017
  • Summer cohort
  • Long-term, full-time job opportunity
  • Competitive salary
  • Placements throughout the year
  • Quarterly cohorts

The application for the 2017 summer track is closed. 

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Start your application

Apply by May 12 for opportunities starting late summer, early fall.


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 to Education Pioneers. We strongly encourage you to review the following resources to ensure that you are submitting an exemplary resume to Education Pioneers.

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