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The mentorship program is designed for the mentors to make a difference in the mentees’ life through constant guidance and critiques, lectures, small projects and possible publications.

How does this work?

A professional journalist, serving as a mentor in the U.S., is paired with a final-year undergraduate journalism student, or mentee, in a developing country. Their association runs for seven weeks. Each mentor has a direct relationship with their mentee by many means of communication, including webinars and discussion forums. Both mentor and mentee will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. Once matched, the mentor and mentee will follow a standard schedule with some flexibility on both ends.

Throughout each session, the mentor will evaluate and guide the mentee.


  • Complete an application.
  • Submit a letter from your director regarding your current academic standing and enrollment verification.
  • Write a 250-word essay on why you would like to be mentored and how you will benefit from the mentorship program.


Mentorship program begins in mid-September each year.
September application deadline – September 1


If you are a journalist and wish to dedicate your time and knowledge for the next seven weeks to make a difference in a student’s life, then please submit an application and send any questions to:

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