Apply to the BES Fellowship
The 2014 Building Excellent Schools Fellowship application is now available.
BES Fellowship application process
- Get to know us
All potential applicants to the BES Fellowship start by taking our self-study questionnaire—a simple, online series of questions designed to tell you more about us and the work we do. You’ll answer questions about your experiences and beliefs related to education, and you’ll get a better idea as to whether or not the BES Fellowship is a good fit for you.
Please note that your answers will not be shared with the selection committee, nor will they be stored online.
- Tell us about you
Next, we’d like to learn about you through our online survey—a series of yes-or-no questions designed to inform us about your leadership style and your ideal school design. This will take you approximately three-to-five minutes to complete. Then, you will be prompted to submit introductory information and upload your resume.
Please note that, although your responses will be shared with the selection committee, they remain confidential at this stage.
- Submit a formal application
At this point, BES will review survey responses and resumes and invite select candidates to submit a formal application—a process that involves answering questions via webcam from the point of view of a charter school leader.
Once BES reviews formal applications, select candidates will be invited to participate in a series of phone interviews with members of the selection committee. After that, select applicants will be asked to participate in a rigorous in-person interview with members of the committee.
Deadlines for the 2014 Fellowship:
September 16, 2013
November 4, 2013
February 17, 2014
April 14, 2014
The Summer Leaders Internship application is now open.
Please complete the application using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer. The Fellowship Application is not compatible with Apple Safari. For questions about The Fellowship application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.