Mentorship Program

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The goal of the Mentorship Program is to connect students with leaders in politics and public service–the practitioners who are actively engaged in the real world of politics.


Mentors and students are asked to meet monthly between January and June. Students should be prepared to meet with their mentor around D.C., ask engaging questions, and work to make connections between what they are studying and their broader career goals. Students will participate in Mentee Orientation at the beginning of the semester. GU Politics will check-in with students on a monthly basis to receive updates on their experiences.


The application for the 2020 mentorship program has closed.

Check back in fall 2020 for more information on next year’s program. 


Mentors and students are asked to meet monthly between January and June. We ask that mentors find opportunities for students to “shadow” their work and engage with students about their career goals.  A best practices guide is given to mentors to help navigate the program.

We are always recruiting great Mentors for our students! If you are interested in participating in the program, please fill out this interest form or email Paula Pecorella, Manager of Fellows and Career Programming, at so we can find a good student match for you!

Please note that while we try our best to find an ideal match for all students who express interest, we focus on quality matches over quantity. This means that it is possible that we won’t have an ideal match for you this academic year, but can work with you in-person to identify potential Mentors for you outside of the formal program.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Paula Pecorella. (Manager of Fellows and Career Programming) at


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