Enroll an Agency Fellow

What is an Agency Fellow?

An SDP Agency Fellow is a rising star within your organization with analytic chops, high-quality written and verbal communication skills, and the passion and drive to be a changemaker within education. Agency Fellows remain as full-time employees at partner organizations.


  1. The partner must submit a partnership application, detailing your organization’s need, the type of work or project you have in mind, and administrative information. Partners nominate their SDP Fellow within this application.

  2. SDP will review the application and extend an invitation to apply to the prospective SDP Fellow, who will then submit a Fellowship application.

  3. Participate in a 30-minute screening call to review both applications, the Agency Fellow candidate’s readiness, timeline, and needs with the SDP team.

  4. Sign and return an MOU.

  5. Supervisors and Fellows attend Cohort 13 Orientation in October 20


We recommend applying sooner rather than later to ensure you reserve a spot in the cohort. Partnership applications open October , 2021.

Applications for partners wishing to enroll an Agency Fellow have two deadlines:

  1. Early Deadline: TBA
  2. Reguar Deadline: TBA


There is a partnership fee associated with partnering with SDP to enroll an Agency Fellow. This fee is payable up front or in installments and covers all activities and travel over the two-year fellowship including:

  • workshops for the fellow and the supervisor
  • software licenses
  • full access to toolkits and network resources
  • virtual learning
  • support for a completed analytic project commissioned by your agency.

Agency Fellows remain with their agencies as full-time employees, and partners are responsible for continuing to provide them with a salary and benefits.

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Interested in enrolling an Agency Fellow or looking to become an Agency Fellow? Email us with questions or schedule a call.