913Job Openings: Summer Fellowships, Education Pioneers (Boston, NYC, DC, LA, SF)
- Jan 2, 2007
Education Pioneers Summer Fellowships:
Locations: Boston , Los Angeles , New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC
Total Number of Fellowship Positions: 120
About Education Pioneers
Education Pioneers is a national nonprofit organization that exists to train, connect, and inspire a new generation of education leaders dedicated to transforming the educational system so that all students receive a quality education. Founded in 2003, Education Pioneers is focused on achieving the following objectives: (1) creating a pipeline of talented leaders from multiple disciplines who can significantly improve student outcomes in urban schools, (2) increasing the capacity of existing schools, districts, and education ventures to operate as high-performing organizations, and (3) building a national network of education leaders and reformers. To achieve these goals, Education Pioneers operates a rigorous summer training program where graduate students develop the experience, knowledge, network, and skills to design and implement creative solutions to our nation�s most critical educational problems.
Fellows Program Description
The Education Pioneers Fellows Program is a full-time, ten-week summer program where talented graduate students in business, education, law, policy, and other disciplines (�Fellows�) intern with effective schools, districts, and education organizations (�Partners�) and train under existing education leaders. Over the course of the summer, Fellows work on challenging projects for Partners to gain practical experience and convene as a cohort for five training sessions, two retreats, a project fair, and regular networking events.
Fellows intern for a minimum of ten weeks under the guidance of experienced supervisors at effective Partner organizations. These internships are designed to create value for Partners by providing Fellows with meaningful work experience based on their particular skills, backgrounds, and interests. Each internship has its own job description featuring at least one mission-critical project. In some cases, Fellows may find their own education-related internships or contribute to entrepreneurial ventures under Education Pioneers� guidance. In addition, Fellows will work in small groups to complete a fellowship project outside of their commitment to their Partner.
Retreats and Fellowship Events
The 2007 Fellows Program will begin with a weekend retreat and orientation session. The Boston , New York City, and San Francisco Bay Area retreats will take place in each location from June 8�10, 2007, and the Los Angeles and Washington DC retreats will take place in each location from June 15�17, 2007. Fellows will share their summer work with the Education Pioneers community at an event that will likely take place at each location during the final week of the program. The Fellows Program will conclude with a retreat and awards ceremony at each location on Saturday, August 18, 2007 . Fellows will join education leaders and organizations in each location for additional fellowship events throughout the summer.
Fellows participate in five full-day training sessions that feature inspiring and successful education leaders. Training sessions focus on the following key leverage areas where Fellows can apply their skills to drive systemic change. The 2006 training sessions were:
- Closing the Achievement Gap: Standards, Assessment, and Accountability
- Increasing the Supply of High-Quality Schools: School Choice, Charter Schools , and the Small Schools Movement
- Transforming Large, Urban School Districts into Performance-Driven Organizations: Governance, Culture, and Decentralization
- Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools: Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Outstanding Teachers and Principals
- Creating and Scaling New Ventures to Equip All Students with 21st Century Skills: Education Entrepreneurs and Hybrid Leaders
Education Pioneers will select graduate students in business, education, law, policy, and other disciplines that have completed at least one year of graduate studies prior to the summer. Applicants who have completed their graduate work up to 1 year prior to the summer will be considered. The Fellows will possess:
- A strong commitment to the mission of Education Pioneers and its core values of courage, optimism, collaboration, and action.
- An exceptional record of achievement in school, work, and outside activities.
- The skills to succeed as Fellows, including outstanding project management and problem solving skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong oral and written communication skills.
- The personal qualities to succeed as education leaders. Education Pioneers is most interested in potential Fellows who are entrepreneurial, ethical, and creative.
Fellows will be paid a $6,000 salary over the course of a ten-week internship by the Partner organizations where they are placed by Education Pioneers. Fellows are also encouraged to apply for public interest funding through their schools.
To apply to the 2007 Fellows Program, please complete the application online at: www.educationpioneers.org/apply.asp. Please submit your resume and cover letter with the application. In your cover letter, please elaborate on: (1) your current interest in education, (2) how your past academic and professional experiences contribute to you current interest and beliefs about education, and (3) what your summer experience might look like (in terms of projects/placements) and how this experience will contribute to your future academic and career plans. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a primary deadline of January 15, 2007 and a secondary deadline of February 15, 2007 .
For more information, please visit www.educationpioneers.org.
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