EP Fellowships provide exceptional professionals with stepping stones into education leadership careers that solve problems outside the classroom so that teachers and students can succeed inside the classroom.

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

Mark Cheng, Deputy Executive Director, Detroit 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 4,500 new leaders in education. We launch and advance careers of professionals who are eager to use their existing experience in our priority skill areas of data and analysis, operations, strategy, and project management to make a difference for students and families from outside the classroom.

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The Fellowship will help you:



Build on your existing skills and access summer and long-term roles that create needle-moving solutions for education organizations.



Gain exposure to the issues, policies, and politics that are critical for a transformational career in education.



Form deep bonds within a diverse local cohort and nationwide network united by a shared passion for transforming education.

Are you looking for a summer opportunity?

The EP Summer Fellowship is a 10-week summer experience that lays the foundation you need to become a lifelong leader in education.
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Are you looking for a long-term opportunity?

The EP Impact Fellowship is an intensive, 10-month experience that helps turn rising leaders' skills and passions for social good into new, tangible leadership opportunities — supporting educational equity and advancing careers, at the same time.. 
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Commitment to Diversity

At EP, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that it is critical for leaders in urban education to reflect the communities they serve. We actively recruit and encourage people of color, individuals from the LGBTQIAA+ community, and others who identify as a part of historically marginalized communities to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people and we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for positions in our organization and for our programs.

It’s going to take all of us, working together, to reimagine public education for underserved students--who are too often students from low-income families and students of color.

Why Lead in Education?

Education is a $750 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.