The IPF Mentorship Scheme offers young people a chance to get peer-to-peer mentorship from young professionals working in the media, charity and development sectors.

All our mentors are between the ages of 23 and 30, which means that they are in the early stages of their careers and able to offer mentees useful advice on how to break into the industry. Mentorships last for a duration of six months, however, this can be extended based on the mentor’s availability.

Apart from providing mentees with useful information about the career they want to create for themselves, mentors are also available to provide CV and cover letter advice, as well as teach mentees everything they wish they knew when they were trying to get to where they are now.

Aims of the IPF Mentorship Scheme:

  1. Provide young people with up-to-date and relevant information about their chosen industry.
  2. Provide young people with a mentor with whom they can relate to on a personal level.
  3. Provide young people with the tools they need to break into the industry.

Criteria to become a mentee:

  • You must be interested in working in one of the following sectors (or similar):
    • Media/journalism
    • Charity/development
  • You must be between the age of 16-25 years

Want to sign up as a mentee? Check out our current list of IPF Mentors to see if you match with any of them.

Interested in helping kickstart a young person’s career? Read more about what it takes to become an IPF Mentor.