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. Read our tips for preparing your application!

The application for the Summer Fellowship is closed. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering the EP Summer Fellowship in 2021. Please stay in touch to learn more about when the Summer Fellowship re-opens by completing this interest form, or explore the 10-month Impact Fellowship that will begin in Fall 2021.


Follow this timeline for consideration in the 2020 Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship, which begins in early June 2020.


Online Application

Application closed on December 18, 2019

You'll learn if you're advancing to an In-Depth Interview by January 10.

Application closed on February 12, 2020

You'll learn if you're advancing to an In-Depth Interview by February 24.

We’re looking forward to reviewing your application! We want to learn more about you and will assess if you’ll be a good fit for the Summer Fellowship by reviewing your academic and work history, geographic preferences, resume, and ensuring you meet our eligibility requirements. Please don’t forget to read our blog post on how to ace your application!

In-Depth Interview

January - February

February - March

We’re looking forward to connecting with you one-on-one! If you advance to this stage, you’ll interview with an EP Alum or an EP staff member. In order to sign up for an interview, you’ll first need to submit contact information for two references. 

Your 45-60 minute interview gives you an opportunity to further expand on the information you provided on your application and to demonstrate and discuss your interpersonal skills. The interview also gives you the opportunity to learn more about Education Pioneers and to ask questions about the Fellowship and the selection process.  

Finalist Notification

February 21, 2020 March 20, 2020
Finalists move into matching and placement.

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


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