About DC EPFP
The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) is a nationally recognized fellowship program with the mission to engage a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders to promote equitable education policy.
The Washington, D.C. Education Policy Fellowship Program (DC EPFP), IEL’s longest-running EPFP site, provides unparalleled opportunities for Fellows to deepen their leadership skills, their knowledge and application of public policy, and their professional network.
The EPFP curriculum is guided by three strands – policy, leadership, and networking – and three corresponding goals:
Throughout the program, Fellows will:
*Please note that apart from the Washington Policy Seminar (WPS), all National EPFP programming is virtual. Portions of DC EPFP sessions will be made hybrid to allow for online participation. Fellows are expected to attend WPS as a capstone event.
Join an extensive DC-area network of more than 1,500 alumni—and the talented Fellows in the program—and capitalize on this incredible professional growth opportunity. This DC cohort is also accepting applications from prospective Fellows who live outside the DMV-area that do not reside in states with an existing EPFP site (click here to see all sites).
We are accepting applications August 1st 2023 – September 22nd 2023.
*please note that the program fee does not include travel and lodging associated with attending sessions and the Washington Policy Seminar
We look forward to receiving your application! For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent DC EPFP Alumni Stories
Dr. Marco Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Richard Wright Public Charter Schools
Ji Soo Song, Digital Equity Advisor at U.S. Department of Education
Beatriz Ceja, Senior Director to Institutional Service at the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
2023 – 2024 Program Structure:
- 3 in-person, site-level sessions (plus opening retreat and graduation) – 24 hours
- 7 online, national sessions (1 symposium, 2 modules, 2 webinars, 2 networking sessions) – 10 hours
- 1 in-person national capstone (3-day Washington Policy Seminar) – 18 hours
- Policy project independent/group work (up to 20 hours)
A Holistic Experience:
- Hybrid (in-person will also have online accessibility)
- National programming infused and a part of the site-level experience
- Collaborative leadership
- National education policy trends & issues
- Federal policy
- Modules used to guide Fellows through a policy project
- Leadership and social capital building (networking) infused throughout
- Individual sessions have DEI foundation, balancing evergreen and timely issues and resource