MENTORSHIP

The Mentorship Program is our initiative to increase students’ insight into working life. Students interested in a career in politics are paired up with mentors who are professionally active within this area.

 

Previous mentors have represented various governmental bodies and international organisations: the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, SIDA, Red Cross, SIPU International, and more. The program has several functions and is beneficial for mentors and mentees alike.

 

 

As a student, you will:

 

  • Better understand what it means to work with international or political issues, and see how organisations work in practice.

  • Receive valuable career guidance

  • Enhance your professional network

 

As a mentor, you will:

 

  • Have a chance to help foster new talents looking for a similar career path as you.

  • Reflect over career choices, organisational formats, and working methods.

  • Connect with potential employees in future.

  • Connect with other mentors and their respective organisations.

 

 

APPLY TO BECOME A MENTEE

 

The Mentorship is not yet underway. Please signal your interest to mentorskap@ufstockholm.se to be informed when applications start.

Scroll down to read more about the application process.

 

 

Becoming a mentee entails

 

  • A chance to obtain a better understanding of what it means to work with specific international or political issues, and of how various organizations function practically

  • An opportunity to receive valuable career guidance

  • An opportunity to enhance their professional network For mentors, the program entails

  • career choices, organizational formats, and work Personal development and the opportunity to reflect on methods

  • Opportunities to connect with potential employees for future purposes

  • An opportunity to be seen in a positive context, which also benefits mentors’ respective organisations

  • An opportunity to connect with other mentors and their respective organisations

 

 

How does the Mentorship Program work?

 

The Mentorship Program is a joint project by UF Stockholm and the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. The current period begins in .. and will last throughout the semester.

 

The starting point will be a common introduction hosted by UF Stockholm where we invite all mentors and mentees to lectures on the theme of mentorship. After this, individual pairs are to meet on their own, and decide the frequency and length of their meetings. We recommend mentors and mentees to meet up at least once a month. If possible, the mentee should also be invited to the mentor’s workplace. At the end of the semester, UF Stockholm will host another event where participants are asked to evaluate the program.

 

For more information or question, please contact us at mentorskap@ufstockholm.se.

 

Who can apply?

 

To apply to the mentorship program, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of 90 completed ECTS.

  • Strong Interest in international affairs, political science or similar, through your studies or other activities.

  • Membership in UF Stockholm (membership can be arranged with your application).

 

Applicants must include the following:

 

  • A cover letter (maximum 400 words) in Swedish or English. Tell us about yourself and why you wish to participate. Specify if you prefer to have a mentor of your own or if you are OK with sharing a mentor with one other student. Specify your areas of interest so that we can match you with the right mentor.

  • CV with relevant experiences and merits.

  • Transcripts of completed courses, including grades and number of credits.

 

Please submit your full application in PDF format to us at mentorskap@ufstockholm.se. The opening of the applications will be announced at a later date.

Applications will be evaluated by representatives from the board of UF Stockholm and the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. Accepted applicants will receive a notification by e-mail within 10 days of the application deadline.