APF Mentorship + Internship Initiative
The APF Mentorship and Internship Initiative was launched in 2018 to provide opportunities for American youth to learn from experienced professionals. The idea to launch this program grew out of extensive outreach and community engagement focused on the needs of youth in the evolving job market.
In 2018, APF hosted young leaders from across the United States in Houston, where they discussed how to engage and support the professional aspirations of Pakistani American youth. Mentorship and internship opportunities emerged as a key theme.
As part of APF’s commitment to empowering communities, this program serves all individuals from all backgrounds.
The initiative matches mentors and internship hosts with mentees and interns across the United States through submissions to APF, which then facilitates matches based on regional and professional criteria.
Who can get involved?
Mentors and/or Internship Hosts: Professionals based in the United States with at least five years of experience who would like to serve as a mentor and/or internship host.
Mentee/Internship Applicants: Students, recent graduates, and young professionals based in the United States who are at least 18 years old and want to apply for local mentorship and/or internship opportunities.
Professionals with 5-12 years of experience can sign up for both opportunities.
United States based organizations, companies, and student organizations that are willing to recruit mentors and internship hosts, including but not limited to Pakistani and South Asian based ones, can apply to become program partners.
In addition to matching young professionals with experienced mentors, APF hosts conference calls, networking events, and webinars on networking, skills training, and other professional development opportunities. To receive invitations to these events, please join our mailing list or check our events page for updates.