How to Apply

For the 2023-2024 program year, the Eagle Rock Fellowship will provide eight individuals with an advanced year-long service and leadership development experience at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, located in Estes Park, Colorado. A full-scholarship residential high school, Eagle Rock serves students between the age of 15 and 21, from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods around the country, who have not found success in conventional school settings. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student's unique potential and help young people use their minds well. The Fellowship at Eagle Rock is a residential, community-based opportunity for aspiring teachers who are passionate about alternative learning strategies, social justice, youth development and empowerment, and re-engaging high-school students in their education.


August 23, 2023  -  June 28, 2024

POSITIONS (see Open Position Descriptions for more details)

Fellows work with high school students in either teaching, professional development, residential life, outdoor education, or health & wellness. All fellows engage in residential life evening programming and student support outside the classroom and support our Professional Development team's work with clients around the country.


Fellowship responsibilities include in-classroom instruction, curriculum development, out-of-classroom mentorship and activity programming, residential life curriculum development, and participation in initiatives for national education reform. Fellows serve in their apprenticeship positions for 10 months where they create and expand services offered by Eagle Rock, specifically in the areas of youth development and education. Fellows meet weekly to engage in leadership development which includes on-going training and community building activities. Instructional fellows will participate in a teacher prep program and (contingent upon their acceptance into the Colorado Department of Education's alternative licensing program), will receive their teaching license after successfully completing the year.


We’re looking for candidates with a college degree, work experience in education and/or youth development programming, a passion for reengaging high-schoolers in their education, and the enthusiasm to devote time and energy as positive role models and mentors for our students. We also look for candidates who have spent time understanding their identities and how these shape their interactions with others, who can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current social justice issues, and who have taken action towards creating more just and equitable communities. Applicants with experience, knowledge of and skills in the specific content area for which they are applying will stand out, though that may look very different from one person to the next; we value passion and interest along with experience. Eagle Rock is a tuition-free residential high school that serves a very diverse community of young people from across the country. As such, applicants should be culturally competent working with youth from all communities, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability. Applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents.

Each year, we recruit a diverse, talented and passionate group of fellows to join our team. Through their year of service and development, Eagle Rock fellows gain skills they can bring back to their communities, allowing them to become leaders for change in education and social justice.





College degree or equivalent life experience


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**Please thoroughly review all materials before applying. The Eagle Rock Fellowship is a unique and intense experience; we ask candidates to be prepared to fully commit to a year of growth, learning, vulnerability, service, integrity and teamwork. This is not a 40-hour per week job, this is a commitment to devote and immerse yourself 100% in our community.**

Eagle Rock does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Eagle Rock proactively seeks a diverse workplace and therefore members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected identities are encouraged to apply.