Minority Fellowship Program Mentor Opportunity

The NBCC Foundation is accepting letters of interest from experienced, doctoral-level NCCs who want to volunteer as mentors for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Fellows with active mentor connections demonstrate increased success in completing doctoral programs, contributing effective research, and attaining related employment and other appointments.

The NBCC MFP provides 24 doctoral-level fellowships to NCCs with a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to racially and ethnically diverse populations who are enrolled in CACREP-accredited doctoral programs. The fellowships provide substantial financial awards as well as training and support services, including mentors. Mentors and fellows will be matched based on interest and experience.

Mentors must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in counseling and a minimum of two years of postgraduate experience;
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential in good standing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with racially and ethnically diverse populations; and
  • Counseling experience related to providing mental health or substance abuse services to underserved minority populations.

At minimum, mentors will facilitate two conversations with their assigned fellows and make themselves available for additional inquiries. The duration of the commitment is one year.

Interested NCCs should send a brief letter of interest and résumé to foundation@nbcc.org with the subject line “Mentor.” The letter should demonstrate eligibility, and explain the potential candidate’s interest in being a mentor and expected achievements/outcomes of the mentoring process. Letters of interest must be received no later than March 15, 2013.

For more information about the NBCC MFP, visit www.nbccf.org/mfp. For questions, please contact NBCC Foundation Program Coordinator, Jennifer Trout, at 336-232-0376 or at trout@nbcc.org.

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