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.

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

Hassan Hassan CEO, 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: The Work You'll Do

We're seeking strategic, creative problem solvers who have expertise in data, analysis, and project management.

EP recruits and places Impact Fellows in roles in data, analysis, and strategic project management. Our Fellows who have expertise in these areas support our Partners who work on behalf of students, teachers, and families.

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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 4,500 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; before applicable taxes and other withholdings), plus benefits.


Timeline & Process Overview

●       The final deadline to apply is June 15.

●       Complete selection process between April - June

●       Become a finalist for matching & placement in June - July

●       Placements begin June - September 2020

●       Fellowship programming begins Fall 2020

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 excited about data — whether you're conducting complex analysis or leveraging data to drive strategic decision-making
  • 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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