“The GLASS Mentorship Program has been a tremendous resource for me in my short time on the Hill. I’ve been connected with an entirely new network of people that work in the Senate. The program is all about giving you an opportunity to be yourself, ask honest questions, and learn how to get a leg-up on working in the Senate.” — GLASS Mentee, Summer 2012
Mission Statement: The Mentorship Program of the Gay, Lesbian, and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus seeks to foster the professional development of GLASS members and assist mentees in navigating the unique issues that members of the LGBT community confront in their careers in the United States Senate. The Mentorship Program also aims to reinforce a sense of community among members of the GLASS Caucus while enhancing the skills and career prospects of its participants.
The GLASS Mentorship Program provides GLASS members an opportunity to meet and establish a relationship with a mentor who can provide personalized one-on-one career advice.
This program is open to Senate staff who are dues-paying members of GLASS. Senate interns are allowed to participate at no cost. There are no formal requirements, but participants would ideally fit the following descriptions:
- Mentees: GLASS members who are new to the Senate or who have spent less than two years on Capitol Hill, with any work experience, area of interest or potential career path. This is not limited to junior staff (interns, Staff Assistants, etc.) – all job levels are welcome to apply.
- Mentors: LGBT-friendly seasoned professionals who have worked in the Senate or on Capitol Hill for at least two years. This could range from Staff Assistant all the way to Chief of Staff. Senior level staff are strongly encouraged to apply.
There are three mentorship terms scheduled for 2013:
- Spring: March 25 – May 24
- Summer: June 10 – August 30
- Fall: September – December
Formal dates for the fall term will be announced as the term draws near.
For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page about the Mentorship Program or download the documents below.
Ready to apply? Click on the links below to apply online via our confidential web form.
Download hard copies of the application materials here (right click to save PDF files). Completed application materials should be sent to the GLASS Mentorship Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
- GLASS Mentorship Program Overview & FAQs
- GLASS Mentee Application Form
- GLASS Mentor Application Form
“My experience as a mentor has been rewarding. I have worked with my mentee on resume building and practice interviews. We meet once a week or so over coffee or lunch and I look forward to our meetings. I am pleased that GLASS has grown into such an active, vibrate part of the Senate community that we are able to provide this valuable resource.” – GLASS Mentor, Summer 2012