The 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.
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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. The stages of the process are outlined below:
STAGE 1. Application Review
Rank your top region preferences.
Please Note: The application will have space to indicate if you’re willing to serve anywhere.
- California: East Bay (Alum Rock, San Jose), South Bay (Oakland), Peninsula (East Palo Alto, Redwood City)
- Illinois: Chicago
- Massachusetts: Greater Boston
- New Jersey: Newark
- New York: New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, East Harlem)
- North Carolina: Charlotte, Durham
- Texas: Houston
The National Admissions Team will review your initial application. 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 four essay questions on the application.
STAGE 2. Phone Interview
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a phone interview. The phone interview will take approximately 45 minutes and will be conducted by a member of the National Admissions Team. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to ask the interviewer questions about the National Teaching Fellowship, and their experience working with Citizen Schools.
STAGE 3. Final Interview.
Select candidates will be invited to participate in a final interview. The final interview includes two job simulation activities, an in-person interview, and an optional campus visit. This final interview may be conducted virtually under certain circumstances. In addition to your job simulation activities and interview, you will also submit the following:
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? Click here to learn more about your region’s Recruitment Manager.
Thanks for applying–and good luck!