Laidlaw Graduate Mentors
Application Deadline: March 26, 2023
Shape the careers of undergraduate researchers and leaders as a graduate mentor for the Laidlaw Scholars Program.
As a graduate mentor, you will support up to five Laidlaw scholars as they complete a summer research project, ongoing leadership training, and a summer leadership in action experience. Through individual mentorship and small group facilitation, you develop relationships with students and enhance your mentorship skills.
In addition to receiving a stipend, you receive five hours of training from the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
Graduate mentors receive a stipend of $1,500 paid in four installments over the 20-month duration of the program.
You must be a Cornell graduate student with research experience, preferably international. Previous experience providing mentorship to students, navigating conflict management, and managing your time effectively is required.
Experience facilitating community-engaged learning experiences, including orienting yourself to a new community, exploring social identities, and ethical principles of community partnerships, is preferred.
- Commit to mentoring scholars for the entirety of the 20-month program, from April 2023 to November 2024. Mentors are needed on campus from June 5 to July 14, 2023.
- Attend all training and workshop sessions.
- Meet regularly with your Laidlaw scholars and program staff members.
How to Apply
Submit your application by March 26, including the following:
- Résumé (no more than two pages)
- Personal statement that speaks to your experiences with international engagement, mentoring students, community-based research, leadership development, and/or community-engaged learning (no more than 500 words)
- One Cornell faculty reference
Questions? Contact Laidlaw Coordinator Kristin Ramsay.