GovLoop Mentors Program

The GovLoop Mentors Program is a groundbreaking, government-wide initiative that connects public sector professionals across agencies and at every level (Federal, state and local) of government. This free program responds to the unprecedented need for effective knowledge transfer and leadership development throughout government. Since the program is competitive (hundreds of mentees vying for 50-75 finalist spots), agencies may also guarantee placement in our program via interagency agreement. Contact [email protected] to learn more how you and your agency can get involved.

NOTE: When clicking these buttons, the landing page asks for Group ID, please use “govloop” as your answer. First-time participant? After clicking these buttons, please also make sure to hit the “Not a Member” button in the bottom left to get a new account.


GovLoop accepts applications for the program on a rolling basis. The next program will launch in Spring 2015 either as a 4- or 6-month program. 

Connect the best and brightest in government to:

  • Facilitate knowledge transfer from seasoned public sector professionals to rising government leaders
  • Enable the exchange of professional advice that accelerates career advancement and eases transitions
  • Forge valuable connections among agencies and levels of government (federal, state and local)

Interested in participating? Here’s the process:

  1. Go here to sign-up: (Group ID: govloop)
  2. GovLoop will select Finalists for the respective cohort.
  3. Mentees reach out to request a mentor; Mentors approve pairings.
  4. Participate in the four-month program.

GovLoop will select program finalists based on the following criteria:

  • Completeness of application
  • Track record of success
  • Career goals
  • Specific mentoring outcomes
  • Overall clarity of writing / quality of application

The Finalist selection process is highly competitive as we only make roughly 50-75 matches per cohort out of hundreds of applicants. The more you complete your application, the better – especially when it comes to your goals for your career and the program.

Additional guidance will be offered in formal training, but regarding the time commitment, program participants can expect:

  • 4-6 month commitment (Spring through Fall)
  • Each mentoring partnership will agree on the frequency and duration of meetings

Never been in a mentoring relationship before? Don’t worry. We will provide formal training at the outset as well as helpful tips throughout the process.

Sign up today to learn from a seasoned government professional!

Questions? Contact Andrew Krzmarzick: [email protected]


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