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The NIH mentor match: students can find mentors, science professionals can find mentees
Hey biotechnology students!
The NIH has set up an electronic mentoring program to help you find a mentor who can help guide you through a career path.
The mentoring happens via email and students must be 16 yrs or older. According to the LifeWorks site, the mentors are undergraduate or graduate students, university professors, dental professionals, postdoctoral fellows, independent researchers, clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare personnel are invited to serve as e-mentors.
The site claims the mentors are carefully screened. I'm not sure what screening means to the NIH. At our local high school, they used to require that mentors get fingerprinted and have a background check. Maybe NIH screening means you have to have gotten a grant funded or be registered in the NIH commons.
Please note: the program is open to US students and professionals only.