The IRE 2018 Mentorship Program

Thank you to the Scripps Howard Foundation!


Note (5/21): The mentee slots have been filled, but you can still sign up and be added to a waitlist.

Sign-ups are now open for IRE’s mentorship program, one of the best ways to take advantage of networking at the 2018 IRE Conference in Orlando.

Before the conference, IRE will pair up mentors and mentees based on interests and make sure they connect in Orlando. These private, one-on-one sessions allow conference attendees to seek advice on challenging reporting projects, get ideas for professional development and forge connections for the road ahead.

Mentors and mentees also will meet for a continental breakfast on Friday, June 15, beginning a professional relationship that can last a lifetime.

The program is not designed for job seekers; instead, participants will focus on teaching and sharing information. Mentees should come prepared with questions, examples of work and/or story ideas. We’re also looking for mentors who are willing to share their knowledge. Click here for guidelines on what a mentoring relationship entails.

IRE will accept program applications until Sunday, May 13 — click here to apply. You must be registered for the conference to participate, and space in this popular program is limited. 

If you have questions, please contact IRE training director Cody Winchester at