Mentored Employment Program

The Mentored Employment Program provides College of Forestry (CoF) undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with members of CoF faculty on research projects or field experiences. These types of experiences enhance students' professional skills, build important mentor/protégé relationships and guidance while assisting faculty with important research.

CoF undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students, from College of Forestry undergraduate majors, are eligible to apply. Priority funding is available for students from diverse, underrepresented or underserved backgrounds that enhance a pluralistic community in the college. Students whose academic status would benefit from a mentorship experience are encouraged to apply.

The Mentored Employment Program provides a limited amount funding to pay student wages/OPE. Mentored employment opportunities are available during fall, winter and spring terms.


What are mentored employment opportunities?

  • A chance for CoF undergraduates to work with a faculty mentor on a project (research, field, teaching or extension experience) that supports the mission of the college
  • True mentorship opportunities for faculty, adjuncts, and possibly even regional forestry/natural resources/forest products professionals to foster teaching and enhance learning experiences for undergraduate students
  • Meaningful experiences that allow students to explore potential career paths and develop professional relationships

Faculty Mentor - What you need to know

Student Protégé - What you need to know

Deadline Information

 2018-19 Academic Year

Fall through spring term funding

Faculty proposal submission deadline:

September 15, 2018

Student applications deadline:

October 12, 2018

Interviews to be completed and and selected student names submitted to Student Resources & Engagement

October 26, 2018

Work may begin (pending HR approval):

November 9, 2018

MEP Funding available:

June 14, 2019


Questions about the Mentored Employment Program can be directed to Brooke Harrington in the Student Resources & Engagement Office located in 133 Snell Hall or (541) 737-1593.