Admissions Process

The multi-step Fellowship selection process helps us identify applicants who meet our eligibility guidelines, have the potential to drive impact for our partner organizations, and can contribute meaningfully to our network.

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SUMMER TRACK

Follow this timeline for consideration in the 2017 Education Pioneers Fellowship summer track, which begins in June 2017.

  2017 PRIORITY ROUND 2017 FINAL ROUND

Online Application

Application closed on December 19, 2016

You'll learn if you're advancing to an In-Depth Interview by January 5.

    Application closed on February 13, 2017

    You'll learn if you're advancing to an In-Depth Interview by February 21.
      • Ensure you meet our eligibility requirements
      • Submit personal and academic information, work history
      • Upload PDF of 1-page resume
      • Complete a short answer question on your interest in education

      In-Depth Interview

      December - January

      You'll learn if you're advancing to a Group Interview by February 1.

        February - March

        You'll learn if you're advancing to a Group Interview by March 7.
          • Complete a 45-60 minute one-on-one interview with an EP staff member or Alumnus/a
          • Tell us more about your professional skills and expertise, leadership qualities, and interest in education and EP
          • Ask questions about our Fellowship and process
          • Submit two professional references before you interview

           

          Group Interview

          February 10 - February 23

          • February 10 - Boston, MA; D.C.; and New York
          • February 14 - Oakland, CA
          • February 15 - Memphis, TN and Durham, NC
          • February 16 - Chicago, IL

          March 17- March 24

          • March 17 - New York and D.C.
          • March 21 - Oakland, CA
          • March 24 - Boston, MA and Chicago, IL
          • Attend an in-person or virtual interview with other candidates
          • Interact with EP staff and Alumni and get a taste of EP programming

          Finalist Notification

          March* April*

           

          Finalists move into matching and placement.

           

          CAREER TRACK

          Beginning this year, EP will offer application cycles for the career track. Application cycles determine when you complete our admissions process, and when you may become a finalist considered for placements. EP considers applications on a rolling basis within each cycle; finalists are notified at the end of each cycle.

          When should you apply? Consider when you’re aiming to start a new opportunity, as well as the timeframe of each application cycle and its matching and placement period. It’s important that you are able to complete the entire admissions process and, if you become a finalist, are available to interview immediately with any potential placement opportunities.

           

          2017 EARLY SUMMER START

          2017 LATE SUMMER / EARLY FALL START

          Online Application

          Application closed on February 13

          Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2017.

            Application closed on May 12

            You'll learn if you're advancing to an in-depth interview by June 6. 
              • Ensure you meet our eligibility requirements
              • Submit personal and academic information, work history
              • Upload PDF of 1-page resume
              • Complete a short answer question on your interest in education

              Work Exercise

              Due one week after receipt

                Due one week after receipt

                  • 90-minute performance task
                  • Demonstrate the skills and experiences you've developed through your career and other experiences
                  • Exercise invitations are extended based on your professional and academic background -- for example, as a data analyst you may receive an Excel-based exercise

                  In-Depth Interview

                  February - March*

                    April - June*

                    You'll learn if you're advancing from the interview stage and receiving a finalist invitation by June 19. 

                      • Complete a 45-60 minute one-on-one interview with an EP Alumnus/a
                      • Tell us more about your leadership qualities, and interest in education and EP
                      • We learn more about the strengths you'd bring to one of our Partner organizations and EP's Fellowship programming.
                      • Ask questions about our Fellowship 
                      • Submit two professional references before you interview

                       

                      Finalist Notification

                      March 21

                      (matching and placement to take place in April and May)

                      June 19

                      (matching and placement to take place in late-June through August)

                      • Learn whether you're invited to become a finalist for opportunities in our matching and placement process
                      • All finalists are notified at the end of the cycle
                      Finalists move into matching and placement.

                      *More specific deadlines will be added as they're available.

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