Mentorship Program

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Program Summary:

The GW Health Policy Mentorship Program is a year-long program matching health policy graduate students seeking their Master of Public Health (MPH) in one-on-one relationships with leading health policy professionals. All master level students interested in health policy are also encouraged to apply. The mentor-mentee experience is a professional learning opportunity to help students channel their interests and career goals.

The goal of the program is to:

  • Match you with a mentor that best suits your career/professional interest
  • Provide professional development, including tips on resumes, interviewing, and job searching
  • Build professional networks
  • Learn about health policy application to public health & healthcare


The Mentorship Program is now accepting mentors and mentees for the Spring 2015 cohort! If you wish to be a part of this program please apply at the link below.


Mentors will have experience in health policy from a wide range of sectors, including government, non-profit, private, and academia.

Mentees will be current MPH students and other master level students pursuing a career in health policy.

Mentors: What You Can Expect from the Program

  • Program is flexible in nature 
  • The mentor-mentee experience will vary from one relationship to the next
  • A mentee will be matched based on shared interests
  • You are not expected to provide or offer internships and/or jobs to your mentee
  • Meet student in person and engage in active communication
  • Student is responsible to initiate contact
  • A year-long commitment

Mentors interested may give HPSA their info here:

Mentees: What You Can Expect from the Program

  • A mentor will be matched based on shared interests
  • It is your responsibility to initiate contact with your mentor
  • Engage in active interaction with mentor at least once per month depending on availability
  • Program is flexible and it is up to you to make it what you want it to be
  • Professionalism and respect is expected at all times; you are an ambassador of GWU and SPHHS
  • Do not waste your time or that of your mentor, be prepared with questions and be punctual
  • Appreciate your similarities and accept your differences
  • Be willing to accept critical feedback and  advice
  • Acknowledge your mentor! Thank them and let them know how appreciative you are
  • Participate in program surveys and events
  • Do not ask for a job, rather, seek advice on how to make yourself marketable

Mentees can apply here:


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