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Mentoring Opportunities for USGS Employees

***The Mentoring Program application portal is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Fall/Winter Rollout. We will begin accepting applications for Mentors and Proteges on May 20, 2019, for the Spring/Summer 2019 Rollout. Please visit here to apply If you have any questions please contact Kim Miller at***

bullet  Formal One-Year Guided Program

National Rollouts

Time: Two per year

National Rollouts are mentoring events where any USGS employee can seek a mentor and USGS employees with 5 years or greater of USGS service are encouraged to apply as a mentor. They occur twice a year, Spring and Fall and are an all out recruitment blitz. Protégés are sought and encouraged to apply for a mentor. Applications are received from every discipline and all regions. The purpose of these National Rollouts is to increase the availability of formal mentoring to the USGS employees. The benefits of National Rollouts include widespread availability, increased mentoring, increased sharing of knowledge, cost-effective learning, decreased learning curves and increased acculturation.


  • Two per year
    • Fall/Winter Rollout, April 9, 2019 (Make-up date: April 25, 2019)
    • Spring/Summer Rollout, June 25, 2019 (Make-up date: July 11, 2019)
  • Program Eligibility Requirements
    • The Formal One-Year Guided Mentoring Program is open to all USGS employees in all regions. Those employees who are seeking guidance, hoping to learn new skills and are wanting to become a better leader are invited to apply for a mentor. All USGS employees with greater than 5 years of USGS service are invited to apply to be a mentor. Wherever possible, partnerships will be paired within the same region. Supervisory approval is required for all participants.
  • Funding for 30 pairs
  • Recruitment efforts 6 weeks prior to rollout date
  • Matching based on goals and objectives of Protégé
  • Targeted mentor recruitment
  • Cyber training
  • Learning Exchanges

bullet  Mentoring Celebrations

Spring/Summer 2018-2019 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment.

  • July 25, 2019

Fall/Winter 2017-2018 celebration for partnerships completing their year long commitment.

  • February 19, 2019

bullet  Transitioning Mentoring

Time: Now

Transitioning Mentoring is mentoring for those who are transitioning into new/other jobs within the USGS. These participants include those with greater than 5 years of service. This component of the USGS Mentoring Program would be part of the Formal Program. The purpose of Transitional Mentoring is to provide all the employees of the USGS a formal mentoring opportunity. This component expands the opportunity to those employees with greater than 5-years of service but who have transitioned into a new position or role. The benefit of Transitional Mentoring is that it offers a mentoring resource to those who are in need of a role model, guidance and information even though they may have several years of service to the USGS.

Mentoring Matters!

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Please contact:
Kim Miller
Mentoring Program Manager

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