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Application Process

The Ignited Summer Fellowship application process consists of three main phases:

  1. Complete application (December-March*)
    1. *Applications received by March give applicants the greatest chance for placement; however applications are accepted through May and until all positions are filled.  Please note that completion of an application does not guarantee Fellowship placement. 
  • Create a login/account. After logging in and completing the eligibility questions, you will be directed to the application. 
  • You can complete the 9 page application in multiple sessions to best represent your current/past employment, skills, enthusiasm, and experience that will set you apart from other teacher applicants. 
  • Submitted applications are reviewed in the order received.  Applicants will receive an email within 10 business days of submission outlining any required edits that need attention before their application can be approved and suggested edits to help improve the chances of being selected by Hosts organizations.
  • Applicants can update/edit their application at any time throughout the application process.
  • All administrators must respond to a principal/administrator email verifying contract status before a teacher's resume can be viewed by Mentors. The email is automatically sent to your administrator upon submission of your application. Applicants can always check whether we have received this verification by logging into their application.
  1. Express interest in Fellowship projects (March-May)
  • Beginning in March, Fellowship projects will be posted online for approved applicants to review and express interest in those that appeal to them.  Approved applications will also be available for review by Host organizations. 
  • Most applicants who secure Fellowships submit well-written interest statements in an average of six projects within a week after they are posted. 
  • Interest statements and resumes (created directly from your application) will be sent to Mentors in batches who then select candidates to interview.
  • Applicants who take the time to search Fellowship offerings and express interest on a regular basis throughout the matching process often secure Fellowships at higher rates.  
  • Click here for tips on submitting stellar interest statements
  1. Interview for Fellowship opportunities (April-June)
  • Mentors from Ignited Host organizations will review the Ignited resumes and select which applicants he/she would like to interview.
  • If you are contacted by Ignited for an interview opportunity, respond promptly with your interest and availability.  In most cases, Ignited will contact you to set up an interview but in the rare case you are contacted directly by a Mentor please copy Lena ( on your reply so we know you are being considered for a position.
  • Interviews may be conducted in-person, by telephone or sometimes via Skype (the Mentor’s preference).