The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund is now open for applications to the Mentorship Program.
The Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund, in collaboration with the Diplomatic Club in Lund, organizes The Mentorship Program each year. The applicants will be paired with a personal mentor who has professional expertise and has established some networks. The mentor provides the mentee with guidance and contacts thanks to its in order to help you reaching your dream career. The program is primarily designed for students at Lund University who study political science, finance, law, international relations, or similar subjects.
The aim of the program is to give the participating students the opportunity to obtain a better understanding of what it takes to work with specific international or political issues as well as how various organizations actually work.
How does the Mentorship Program work?
You and your mentor will primarily correspond through email, Skype and phone calls, as many of them work and live abroad. The Career Committee arranges regular meetings with the participating students during the spring semester to provide guidance regarding questions, support and follow-ups. This way, you will get as much as possible out of the program. We also encourage all mentees to visit the mentor at their workplace.
– You must be a member of the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund by the time the course starts;
– You should be studying towards the end of your bachelor’s program or be enrolled in a master’s program, but anyone is welcome to apply, including exchange students;
– Attendance is mandatory;
– You should have a genuine interest in foreign affairs and strive to pursue an international career;
– It is to your advantage if you have been active in the Association of Foreign Affairs or other associations and/or organizations before.
How do I apply?
The application must contain only a statement of purpose and a CV, and has to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application for the Mentorship Program.”
You are very welcome to start sending your applications as early as possible.
The cover letter and the CV shall be no longer than an A4 page each. In the cover letter you describe yourself, why you wish to participate in the Mentorship Program and how you can contribute to the group dynamic of the participants. If you have been a participant in a previous edition of the Mentorship Program, you must state it. Also, if you have got a special area of interest in foreign affairs and diplomacy, feel free to write it in your application.
Application opens 12th of November and closes 22nd of November!