Are you a student, young or mid-career professional seeking to gain deeper insights from professionals in international affairs careers? If so, apply to the CIC’s 2021-22 Mentorship Program today!

By popular demand, the CIC Mentorship Program is back for a 2021-22 edition. Presented by RBC, the Program will connect students and young professionals with academics, professionals, and other experts in the field of international affairs through one-on-one mentoring. Interested in registering as a mentor or mentee? Become a member of the CIC and fill out the online form by September 29, 2021 to apply!

Our roster of mentors includes former ambassadors, career diplomats, academics, entrepreneurs, security professionals, legal professionals and others with extensive experience in various regions, industries, cultures, and activities. Students and young professionals are matched with experienced mentors based on preference regarding industry, geographic location, career path, and interests. Mentors serve as coaches, advisors, and connectors to help students and young professionals expand their networks, transition into a professional career, and obtain practical and experience-based guidance.

Please note that the capacity of the mentorship program is limited by the availability and the time constraints of our mentors. Interested mentees are encouraged to apply early in the academic year.

If you have any questions or would like to contact the mentorship team, please email us at