Mentor Application 2021-2022

We are currently seeking graduate students and alumni (working professionals with graduate degrees) that are interested in water related research and mentorship opportunities to be mentors for Clean Water Science Network's 2021-2022 Mentorship Program.

The CWSN mentorship program is designed to guide students from Latin America as they gain and strengthen their knowledge of water and environmental issues. The program also provides useful information to those interested in pursuing graduate studies in water-related fields. Although our program is water focused, if you are in a graduate program with a different, but related focus area (e.g., air quality) and are interested in being a mentor we also welcome your application.

We pair students from Latin America with a mentor based in the US. The pairs are matched (to the best of our ability) by research interests and/or Spanish language proficiency after the first three months of the mentorship program. Your commitment to the program would be 4 to 5 hours per month. It would consist of monthly virtual 'hangouts' with your mentee and monthly online webinars and discussion groups. This program can be a great resource to build leadership and communication skills, strengthen a CV/resume, increase cultural awareness, and network with other mentors from around the US. You will also have the opportunity to lead at least one discussion session during the program.

Last year we had mentors from Duke University, Marshall University, North Carolina State University, University of Colorado, Boulder, Saint Louis University, Stanford, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Southern California, University of South Florida, University of Texas at Austin, as well as CDM Smith, Carollo Engineers, Aqua Strategies, Burns & McDonnell, US EPA, Trussell Technologies, and CatalyzeH2O.

We look forward to reviewing your application! Please contact us with any questions you have about the program: