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: https://gwhpsa.wufoo.com/forms/q1l3i9rv1byli6e/
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: https://gwhpsa.wufoo.com/forms/zyfkh3s1b7plme/