Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program

Carnegie Foundation Post-Baccalaureate Fellows have broad exposure to the current work of the Foundation while working closely with a mentor to contribute to a particular program of work.

The application process for the 2016-18 cohort of Fellows is now closed.

Position Description

Fellows receive support and training to develop a range of professional skills in the areas of education systems, networked improvement science, writing, research, public speaking and group facilitation, and work and project management. Fellows are also exposed to the deep expertise and large professional network of Foundation staff.

Fellows report to a mentor who also manages their day-to-day work. Mentors provide professional coaching and guidance as well as feedback for professional growth and development. Additionally, all fellows are supervised by the Fellowship Director.

Through their participation in the program, new fellows become a part of a growing network of past and current fellows. By assuming leadership roles within the post-baccalaureate program, fellows have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and actively shape the program.

The work scope of each Carnegie Post-Baccalaureate Fellow is determined in conjunction with his or her mentor, taking into account his/her background, strengths, interests, and goals.

Fellows must have completed their bachelor’s degree within the past two years.


  • Networking and collaboration opportunities to work with national leaders in the fields of education and improvement science
  • Training, mentoring, and leadership development opportunities
  • Opportunity to attend one relevant national conference with travel, housing, and registration expenses paid
  • Full-time position and $43,500/year compensation
  • Generous benefits package
  • Relocation stipend to facilitate your move to the Carnegie Foundation in Stanford, California
  • Stanford Courtesy Card which provides use of Stanford facilities and a wide range of discounts

Current Fellows

current fellowsThe Post-Baccalaureate fellows have been engaged in a wide range of responsibilities across Carnegie, from writing curriculum materials for the Carnegie Math Pathways program and white papers about continuous improvement to delivering presentations at public workshops. Each Fellow’s day-to-day experience is influenced by his/her mentor, his/her team’s programs, and his/her own personal and professional interests. Meet the current Fellows to learn more about the experience.