January 27, 2014

Apply for AFF’s 2014 Mentorship Program!

By: Heather Curry

AFF DC is pleased to announce its 2014 Mentorship Program!

This program is designed to connect young professionals with seasoned mentors for one-on-one advice, career insights and networking opportunities. Mentors are long-term AFF members who have been carefully selected for their commitment to the program as well as for their unique insights on navigating the DC political and nonprofit environments.

The Mentor Program currently offers placements with mentors active in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Nonprofit outreach and development
  • Policy and research
  • Private sector, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship
  • Careers on Capitol Hill

Wondering if this program is a good fit for you?
This program is ideal for interns and young professionals alike! We use a short application and our knowledge of experienced AFF members to match each mentor and mentee.

How does it work?
Pairs will meet once a month. Meetings are arranged by the you and your mentor and can be either coffee, drinks, or lunch. Meetings will be reimbursed by AFF up to $20 each month upon completing a short survey. AFF will also host an opening happy hour and closing reception for all of the pairs.

When does the first round of the program take place?
The spring session will run from mid-February 2014- through May 2014.

How do I sign up?
Simply fill out our short online application and we’ll take care of the rest. Please note that the mentor program is for current AFF members. If you are not yet a member, join AFF today! This program is just one of many benefits available to AFF members. To learn more, check out the perks of Membership.

When is the application due?
The application for this round is due at 5:00 PM on February 14, 2014.

Please contact AFF’s Brit Vorreiter (brit@americasfuture.org) with any questions!


Heather A. Curry is an advisor for America’s Future Foundation and an editor of Free the Future.