Do you want to make a measurable difference in education? The Harvard Strategic Data Project (SDP) seeks future education data leaders to work directly within our PK12 and Postsecondary partner education agencies to execute on key analytic projects, with support and resources from our network. SDP Fellows are placed within school systems, education nonprofits, and/or postsecondary intermediary institutions as full-time employees where they execute on an analytic project commissioned by their placement and receive training, resources, and support during the two-year Fellowship program. To date, SDP has partnered with more than 200 education organizations and has trained more than 450 SDP fellows.

The application will close at 9am ET on Wednesday, June 1. Learn more about the Fellowship and the selection process at or begin your application at  

We are seeking candidates in particular with strong data governance skills, coding skills, and a passion for transforming the use of data to improve student outcomes from early education through workforce. To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience, a masters or PhD by summer 2022, and demonstrate a strong quantitative skillset. SDP Fellows are good communicators, problem-solvers, and care deeply about transforming the use of data to improve student outcomes. We regret that SDP cannot provide visa sponsorship. 

We are only considering candidates for the following locations. Candidates must currently live in one of these locations or be willing to relocate for the Fall 2022 – Summer 2024 cohort. Remaining placements are located in: Passaic, NJ; Trenton, NJ; Norwalk, CT; Providence, RI; Fairfax, VA; Atlanta, GA; Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX.  

For more information, you may subscribe for updates on application opening dates here, email with questions, or watch an informational webinar recording

If none of these locations are feasible for you, please hold off on applying until we open applications in Fall 2022 for the Fall 2023 – Summer 2025 cohort.