Fellowship opportunities

With a uniquely supportive policy landscape, highly-collaborative community, and well-resourced supports, The Mind Trust’s Fellows successfully launch equity-focused public schools and join a network of passionate leaders.

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School Fellowship

Through this nationally-unique, paid fellowship, exceptional educators with at least 5-7 years of school leadership experience have the opportunity to spend one to two years preparing to lead a new public school in Indianapolis.

Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, as well as ongoing support once schools are launched. Since 2013, The Mind Trust’s Fellows have launched 27 charter and innovation schools in Indianapolis.

The application for The Mind Trust’s School Fellowship is now open.

Innovation School Fellowship

The Innovation School Fellowship helps exceptional school leaders develop sustainable educational models and launch or restart schools within the Indianapolis Public School district. Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, and ongoing support once schools are launched.

There is no open application for the Innovation School Fellowship at this time.

Charter School Fellowship

Charter schools in Indianapolis are fully autonomous, yet accountable to their authorizer for a high level of quality and student results. Charter School Fellows receive funding, training, and personalized support to ensure their success.

There is no open application for the Charter School Fellowship at this time.

Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

The Education Entrepreneur Fellowship funds leaders who will launch a nonprofit organization aimed at addressing specific barriers in our education system that impact students and families. Fellows receive full funding for one to two years, as well as ongoing resources and support. Previously successful ventures have impacted teacher retention, parent advocacy, and created a unified enrollment system.

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