Student Fellowships

We are now accepting applications for summer 2020 student fellowships. Please submit your application using the online form here by 11:59pm on February 14, 2020.

The Mayoral Leadership in Education Network is a community of mayors and senior education advisors seeking to leverage the office of the mayor to improve educational outcomes in their cities and equip youth with the skills needed to succeed in the jobs of the future. For summer 2020, the Ash Center will award fellowships to six Harvard graduate students who will be embedded within mayor’s offices in various network cities over the course of 8-10 weeks. Students will work on projects that have been scoped in advance by the host cities and are consistent with the mayor’s current educational policy agenda.


The Ash Center will provide students with an orientation, weekly group check-in calls, and a stipend in the amount of $8,000. Host cities will provide students with workspace, a dedicated supervisor, and opportunities for professional development and mentorship. Student fellows are expected to advance their assigned project in collaboration with their host agency over the course of 8-10 weeks in the summer and submit a separate reflective paper to the Ash Center upon completion of the fellowship. Students interested in getting involved with the Mayoral Leadership in Education Network are encouraged to reach out to Michael Holland.