Heinz Fellows new cohort is now accepting applications!

The Heinz Fellows Program offers an extraordinary, year-long opportunity for forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in advancing equity in education. Fellows will work in urban schools in collaboration with teachers, staff, and school leaders to support students in academic, social, and emotional growth while building knowledge and skills necessary to work in urban contexts.

About the Program

  • Build knowledge, attitudes, disposition, skills and leadership to better understand and more effectively support students in Pittsburgh’s urban schools
  • Develop skills in five key competencies, including (1) urban context, (2) tutoring and teaching, (3) mentoring and social support, (4) participatory action research, and (5) arts and technology
  • Engage with local community organizations, school officials, parents and families
  • Participate in professional development opportunities such as educator forums, monthly brown bag discussions, professional conferences, and bi-annual lectures from urban education experts
  • Learn through weekly seminars led by Center for Urban Education (CUE) faculty and experts in the field
  • Engage in reflective, critical discussion with colleagues
  • Participate in a sustainable, action research based project
  • Earn a competitive stipend for participation and a certificate from CUE upon completing the program

Program Requirements/Notes

  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2019
  • This is a full-time position located in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • This program cannot be done concurrently with any other program
  • Applicants do not need to have teaching certification or have any teaching experience
  • This program does not offer housing benefits

Applications, resumes, and essays are due by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday May 24, 2019. Transcripts and letters of recommendation may be submitted after the initial deadline. The program is scheduled to begin July 1, 2019 and run through July 3, 2020.