Summer Leaders Internship

Accelerated Pathway to The Fellowship

The Summer Leaders Internship is for qualified individuals who wish to develop their leadership capacity and eventually pursue a career in entrepreneurial school leadership through the The Fellowship, a rigorous yearlong training that prepares individuals to design, found, and lead their own high-performing, urban charter schools.

BES Summer Leaders receive training in Boston on leading a high-performing charter school from the expert staff at Building Excellent Schools. Then, they spend 20 days completing an intensive, hands-on residency at one of the nation’s strongest urban charter schools, learning directly from BES school leaders what it takes to lead a charter school. Throughout the internship, BES Summer Leaders work on short- and long-term projects driven by the demands of host schools.

At the end of the summer, select Summer Leaders may be invited to participate in The Fellowship the following year.

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Profile of a BES Summer Leader

The ideal Summer Leader will be…

  • aligned with the BES approach
  • seriously considering school leadership
  • a demonstrated leader with a track record of outstanding and measurable results
  • available to participate in orientation and subsequent project dates
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Components of the Summer Leader Experience

A Summer Leader will benefit from:

Orientation: Leading a High-Performing Charter School
May 2017 | Boston, MA
Three-day orientation led by BES Director of Leadership Development, Erika Haskins.

Four-Week Leadership Residency: Practical, Hands-On Exposure to a BES School (placement chosen by BES)
– Session One: June, 2017
– Session Two: July, 2017
Intensive residency working on a project designed by school leadership and the BES Director of Leadership Development, of importance to the host school and of learning value to the Summer Leader

$5,000 internship stipend and May Orientation housing/travel are provided

Direct e-mail access to BES team

Formal work and presentation on a capstone project

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The application process for the Summer Leaders Internship is similar to that for The Fellowship. The first step is to submit an online application and answer a series of questions designed to inform us about your leadership potential and your ideal school design. Select candidates will then be invited to submit a video interview, a process that involves answering questions via webcam, followed by a phone interview with our Director of Talent. The final step in the selection process will be a phone interview with a BES Director of Leadership Development.

Application deadlines:

November 15, 2016
February 15, 2017

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