Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program

Program Basics

  • For rising NC high school junior or senior girls

  • Paid program: June 27 - Aug. 5

  • 10-15 positions available

  • Exposure to careers in state government

  • Gain experience beyond-the-classroom

The application period for 2022 has closed.

Key Dates

Jan. 3 — Applications Open
Feb. 28 — Applications Close
March 7-18 — Phone Interviews
April 22 — Mentees Notified of Placements
May 2 — Orientation/Pinning Ceremony 
June 29 - Aug. 5 — Mentorship Program

To learn more about this opportunity, including criteria to participate as a mentee, contact Program Coordinator Candace Dudley.

About the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program

The Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program is a 5-week summer enrichment opportunity for rising high school junior and senior girls in North Carolina who are interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and/ or mathematics within state government. Started in 2019 based on recommendations from the 2018 Status of Women in NC Report, the mentorship program is part of the state’s initiative to reduce the growing disparity in employment and earnings among women and men in North Carolina, particularly in STEM-based careers.

What you can expect:

  • 40 hour work week (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

    • 24 hours in placement site working side by side with women leaders 
    • 16 hours working on a group project 
  • $2,100 stipend at end of mentorship
  • Lunch & Learns each week with women leaders across state agencies 
  • Opportunites to visit various state government agencies through "Field Trips"
  • Housing options available for mentees outside of immediate RDU area