Application Process

The National Teaching Fellowship is demanding, and so is the application process. If you are ready to commit to teach, serve and grow with the most innovative leaders of your generation, get started now.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and admissions is rolling. You can expect to hear from us regarding the status of your application within two weeks of submitting your application (with some exceptions over the holidays). The stages of the process are outlined below:

STAGE 1. Application

The application is a two-part process. In Part One, you will be asked to provide your contact information, education & background information, 3-5 references, and answer some basic eligibility questions. Upon completion of Part One, you will receive an email with a link to complete Part Two, which consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.

One question to consider before applying is where you would like to serve. In Part One of the application, you will be asked to provide a first and second region of preference, with the option to indicate if you’re willing to serve at any of the following locations.

Below is a list of the regions we currently operate in.

Application review consists of three stages: your basic eligibility to serve in the National Teaching Fellowship, your cumulative experience and demonstrated commitment to the Citizen Schools mission, and a review of your responses to the multiple choice and three essay questions on Part Two of the application.

STAGE 2. Phone Interview

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview. The phone interview will take approximately 30 minutes and will be conducted by a member of our selection team. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to ask the interviewer questions about the National Teaching Fellowship, for example, a “Week in the Life”, and their experience working with Citizen Schools.

STAGE 3. Regional Interview

Prior to the regional interview, candidates will be asked to complete a Job Simulation Activity (JSA). Upon assessment of completed JSAs, qualified candidates will then be invited to a regional interview. The regional interview includes a face-to-face interview, and an optional campus visit. This regional interview may be conducted virtually under certain circumstances. In addition to your job simulation activity and interview, you will also submit the following:

  • Transcript
  • Background check

The timeline of the application process from submission to selection will vary depending on a few factors, including the program and school calendar in each region. Although we will work diligently to ensure a swift and efficient process, the number of steps and constituents in the process at times leads to an extended application process. We will communicate with you regularly regarding the status of your application and will do our best to accommodate your preferences when scheduling interviews.

Questions? Call 1-888-364-7734 (option 1) to speak with a member of the Talent Acquisition team.

Thanks for applying – and good luck!