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.

Applications for our 2017 summer track and career track are now open! 
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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.

    Due date: 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

            March 20 - March 28

              • 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.

               Early Start Opportunities This year, we will have limited early placement opportunities available beginning in February, March, or April 2017 in the following locations: Greater Boston, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you submitted an application by January 9, the accelerated admissions process you'll follow is below.

                                                                    

              Accelerated Admissions Process for Early Starts

              Online Application
              due January 9

              Apply online by January 9 for early start consideration in Boston, New York, or the Bay Area.

              Work Exercise
              due within 48 hours

              Complete a 90-minute performance task; you will have 48 hours to complete and submit.

              In-Depth + Staff Interview
              in mid-late January

              Tell us more about your professional skills and expertise, leadership qualities, and interest in education during a single 45-60 minute interview with an EP staff member.

              Finalist Notification
              by end of January

              Learn whether you're invited to become a finalist for opportunities in our matching and placement process. Matching and placement to occur in February - March.

               

              2017 SUMMER START

              2017 FALL START

              Online Application

              Submit by February 13

              Applications will be reviewed beginning January 2017.

                Submit by late April - early May*

                 
                  • 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 - May*

                          • Complete a 45-60 minute one-on-one interview with an EP Alumnus/a
                          • Tell us more about your professional skills and expertise, leadership qualities, and interest in education and EP
                          • Ask questions about our Fellowship 
                          • Submit two professional references before you interview

                           

                          Staff Interview

                          March*

                            May - June*

                              • Complete a 30 minute one-on-one interview with an EP staff member
                              • Tell us more about your interest in EP and our placement opportunities
                              • Ask questions about our Fellowship and matching and process

                              Finalist Notification

                              Late March*

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

                              June*

                              (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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