Mentorship program for non-clinical roles in health + life science

Interested in a career where you can help others and make an impact on the health and well-being of individuals in the Seattle area and beyond?  There are a broad range of opportunities in health and life science, many of which do not require advanced degrees. Seattle is home to many healthcare organizations, labs, research centers, and biotechnology companies, with a variety of opportunities available: Research, training and development, financial management, human resources, client support, marketing, and so much more! Join this program to learn more about non-clinical roles in health and life science fields.

  • Students will indicate a focus area of research or administration/business functions (or both!)
  • Applicants will be selected and notified by early December

To participate in the program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student at UW Seattle
  • Must have completed 3 quarters at UW or transferred to UW with the equivalent credits
  • Must be available during the designated quarter on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3:30-7:30pm (includes travel time to/from the organization)

Program Overview

Industry Mentorship Programs are a great way for students to learn about an industry and explore a workplace through small group mentoring (4-6 students per mentor). Through experiences both on campus in the classroom and on-site in professional environments, participants will gain insight and guidance about a particular industry, explore topics related to professional preparation, networking and feedback, and reflect on how their experiences and interests can translate to a career in the field.

  • All mentor meetings will take place at a company/organization in the Seattle area, which will be selected in part based on proximity and ease to mass transit. Transportation to the mentorship site will be on your own.
  • Students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GenSt course:
    Week 1: Preparatory session on campus to learn what to expect at your mentor meetings, and meet with group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
    Weeks 2-9: Mentor meetings at mentor’s office location
    Week 10: Wrap-Up networking event with all mentors and students in the program

Learn more about the UW Career & Internship Center’s Industry Mentorship Programs at

Click here to submit your application, due no later than 11:59pm on November 17

By Jessie Smith (She/Her)
Jessie Smith (She/Her) Assistant Director of Employer & Community Connections