NIH Mentoring Program

The NIH Mentoring Program is a resource designed to assist federal employees to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Benefits of the NIH Mentoring Program:

  • Develops and retains a diverse, high-performing workforce
  • Builds and reinforces a culture of learning
  • Strengthens retention and succession planning efforts
  • Provides an infrastructure of support that empowers employees to manage their development
  • Increases organizational commitment
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Improves organizational communication
  • Reaffirms the value of building effective relationships
  • Preserves corporate knowledge
  • Helps mentors and mentees deal effectively with change and transition

NIH is currently investigating options to support mentor matching within our organization. As a mentee, it is highly recommended that you proactively seek a mentor that can best support your goals. If you are having difficulty locating at mentor, HHS has a department-wide Mentor Matching System that may provide a starting point.

This site contains resources available for you to learn how to prospect, develop and foster a mentoring relationship. Please select an area of interest from the options below: