Impact Fellowship

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.

The application for the 2018 Impact Fellowship is closed. If you'd like to be notified when it reopens, please sign-up below.

My experience was transformational. The combination of [my] placement, cohort experience, & networking access was unparalleled.

Hassan Hassan Director of Investments, 4.0 Schools, 2012 Education Pioneers Fellow

Impact Fellowship Overview

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CREATE IMPACT: Long-term Placement in Education

Fellows serve a 10-month placement within a leading education organization. You’re matched with a project to advance data leadership or another strategic priority — where the skills and experience you bring can make the biggest impact, and where we believe you can grow and contribute beyond your role. We prioritize placements in data & analytics and strategic project management. Fellows are managed by an invested supervisor, and directly embedded within a team and organization.

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Priority Areas

EP recruits and places Impact Fellows in two priority areas: data and analysis and project management. Our Partners seek strategic, creative problem solvers who have expertise in these areas, which supports their work on behalf of  students, teachers, and families.

Data and Analysis Project Management
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GROW AS A LEADER: Targeted Professional Development

Working in a high-stakes, complex sector like education requires thoughtful leadership. Through 10 months of workshops and community engagement opportunities, you’ll focus on growing as a transformational leader for the education sector and the world at large. You’ll learn about local and national education landscapes to quickly become conversant and credible in the issues that matter most when it comes to K-12 education. EP helps you develop and practice leadership competencies to increase your impact during your Fellowship and beyond. Throughout the experience, you’ll get to explore and reflect on why you are driven to become a changemaker on behalf of children, families, and communities.

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BUILD COMMUNITY: Connections for Life

Building meaningful connections is the hallmark of any EP experience. As an Impact Fellow, you’ll join a dynamic and diverse cohort of peers that will become your education community. At the same time, you’ll get exposure to more than 4,000 EP Alumni who make a difference for students nationwide. Pioneers hail from varied personal and professional backgrounds and experience levels. You’ll gain lifelong access to new and established leaders who will inspire and sustain you throughout your career.

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Impact Fellowship Stipend

The 10-month placement offers a $47,500 stipend ($58,000 annualized), plus benefits.


Timeline & Process Overview

●       Apply by May 30, 2018 for final consideration

●       Complete selection process between April - May

●       Become a finalist for matching & placement in May June

●       Placements begin July - September 2018

●       Fellowship programming begins Fall 2018

Make Your Mark

The Impact Fellowship might be right for you if...

  • You're a strategic, creative problem solver who wants to use your skills to create impact.
  • You're considering graduate school and want to broaden your pre-graduate school experience.
  • You’re a professional looking to explore the education space and make a career transition.

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The application for the 2018 Impact Fellowship is closed. Sign-up here to be notified when it reopens.

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