NIH Mentoring Program

Mentoring is a learning relationship, generally focused on long term career development. A more experienced person (mentor) shares knowledge, experience, and wisdom with another individual (mentee).

Benefits of mentoring

  • Develops a diverse, high-performing workforce
  • Builds and reinforces a culture of learning
  • Strengthens retention and succession planning efforts
  • Empowers employees to manage their development
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Improves organizational communication
  • Reaffirms value of building effective relationships
  • Preserves corporate knowledge

Finding a mentor

As a mentee, it is recommended that you seek a mentor that best supports your goals. NIH is currently looking into options to help mentor matching within our organization. In the meantime, you can try using HHS’s department-wide Mentor Matching System

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