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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM

EN VOZ ALTA

En Voz Alta pairs Latina mentors and allies from the peace and security community with early-career professionals and students in undergraduate or graduate school in the U.S for a full calendar year program.

 

Based on mentees’ expressed career goals and interests, their mentor will help them visualize their studies and early career. Additional programming will be geared to support their professional development.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2023

MORE THAN A MENTOR PROGRAM

GET STARTED

January

Attend orientation
Meet your match

BUILD YOUR NETWORK

Feb-Nov

Meet with your mentor
Check in with peers
Attend a workshop

CELEBRATE

December

Network at Happy Hour 
Receive your certificate

FIND YOUR CREW

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

We accept applications on a rolling basis. We do our best to pair all qualified applicants. New program participants will be evaluated in the Fall of 2022 for 2023 program.

Mentee requirements

  • Identify as Hispanic/Latina/Latin American

  • Recent or current undergraduate or graduate student studying international relations, national security, government, or related field

  • Can commit to regular meetings with your mentor a from January to December 2023 

Mentor requirements

  • Interested in supporting young professionals and committed to lifting up voices of underrepresented populations in peace and security

  • Can commit to regular meetings with a mentee from January to December 

Ready to find your match?

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT PHASE

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mentees have the opportunity to hone their skills through professional development workshops. And, mentors get a chance to lead a session of their choice and lend advice to the wider cohort. Each slate of workshops is crafted based on mentee interest and mentor availability.

Mastering the Job Search Essentials

Career Tracks in the Department of State

Open Source Intelligence 101

Networking Demystified

Interviewing Best Practices

Salary Negotiations

Op-ed 101

Foreign Policy & Security Careers in Congress

Mentee Alumni Career Panel

Federal Hiring & USAJobs

Is Higher Education Right For me?

Federal Budget Process

SHOW OFF YOUR COMMITMENT 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

A certificate of completion will be awarded to mentees that meet program participation and attendance goals throughout the year for the following activities: 

  • Monthly pod check-ins with peers and the WAND Program Manager

  • Monthly meetings with your mentor a from January 2022 to December 2022 

  • Monthly professional development and issue-based workshop

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