ATA Mentoring Program Deadline Approaching

Each year, ATA’s Mentoring Program matches 30 mentees and mentors for a one-year mentorship period (April 2019–March 2020). Mentees are selected through a competitive application process. ATA membership is required. Enrollment for the 2019 mentoring class is now open. Applications for both mentees and mentors will be accepted through March 4, 2019. Interested? Don’t wait! This will be your only opportunity to enroll in 2019. Applicants selected for the program will be notified by April 15, 2019. Look for the application form and additional details by visiting

Watch the free ATA Mentoring Program webinar to learn more about the program! Also, check out the webinar question-and-answer handout.


Quick Questions About ATA’s Mentoring Program

Who may participate in ATA’s  Mentoring Program?

  • Any ATA member is eligible to participate in the program.

What kind of time commitment is involved? 

  • ATA mentorships last for one year.
  • One to two hours per month or more.

 What do I need to know?

  • The mentee sets the goals and pace.
  • Mentor and mentee negotiate how the relationship will play out.
  • Most ATA mentorships are long-distance.

 How can I become a mentee?

  • Review and update your professional services listing in the online ATA Directory. Don’t have a listing? Create one!
  • Download the ATA Mentee Statement Worksheet from ATA’s website.
  • Write a 400-word essay in English using your worksheet answers.
    Be sure to include:
    »  description of your background
    »  your translation or interpreting experience
    »  what you hope to gain from an ATA mentorship
  • Email your contact information, with your worksheet and essay as attachments, to

 How can I become a mentor?

  • Update your ATA Directory profile.
  • Download the ATA Mentor Statement Worksheet from ATA’s website.
  • Fill out the worksheet; the Mentoring Committee will use this information to match you to a mentee.
  • Email the worksheet as an attachment to


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