Our Peer Mentors
Our peer mentors usually come from nearby Universities and are typically planning to enter fields where they will work with neurodivergent people. They are usually Juniors or Seniors, and are often co-enrolled in an Internship as part of their work with us, either through their Institution or through ours.
Peer mentors receive 24 hours of classroom training prior to starting their work, then additional weekly training, supervision, and feedback, along with between-quarter training. Topics include neurodiversity cultural responsiveness, communication tools such as Collaborative Problem Solving, Appreciative Inquiry, boundaries for peer mentors, program protocols, campus resources, and more. This training along with on-the-job experience is an invaluable addition to a peer mentor’s college education in their chosen field.
Working with the Neurodiversity Navigators program is challenging and rewarding! Jobs and internship opportunities provide valuable training, networking opportunities, and important work experiences that can be highlighted on your resume and masters program applications.
Peer Mentor Job
(Internship Credit Available, Work Study Recipients Welcome!)
Hiring will begin in February 2022 for Summer and Fall 2022
Are you: an enrolled University Undergraduate Junior or Senior (or recent graduate) with an interest in: Neurodiversity, Autism, Disability Services; Psychology; Nursing; Speech Language Pathology; Occupational Therapy; Special Education, or a related field?
And are you: Looking for experience in the field of Disability Services or Neurodiversity / Autism? Would you like a well-paying part-time job that fits around your schedule? Do you have: 10-15 hours a week to work (create your own schedule!) and reliable transportation? (we’re bus-accessible), and a willingness to learn?
If you can answer “YES” to these questions, we have an exciting opportunity for you at Bellevue College, working one-on-one with students! You will receive paid ongoing training, hourly pay, and documentation of your work experience. There is potential for internship credit as well, depending on agreements with your University (fees may apply). This is a valuable opportunity for the right person.
“Working with this program has by far been the most valuable work experience I have gotten during my time in college, and I would highly recommend it!”–SD
Post-Graduate Level Internships
We are looking for the right candidate to support our ongoing research efforts through the RISE Learning Institute. If you are a post-graduate candidate seeking to make a meaningful contribution while completing your degree, please contact us for more information.
Last Updated August 24, 2021