Responsibilities and Training Formalized for JLab Mentors

Responsibilities and Training Formalized for JLab Mentors


Jefferson Lab employs qualified students in a variety of student programs and it is important that the students’ experience is of the highest value.  The Director's Safety Council along with divisions across the Lab have partnered together to establish a seamless process when a sponsor or host assumes responsibility for a student or user.  To that end, the sponsor/host will assure that each student is assigned a “Mentor” – a knowledgeable person responsible for the student’s day-to-day work.

The Mentor will:

·       Be familiar with the work the student will be performing, along with the associated hazards.

·       Identify the skills/training needed by the student through the Job Task Analysis.

·       Assure work planning and control documents are developed as appropriate

·       Be physically present to oversee the student’s daily work scope/activities.


If you are designated as a Mentor for a student or user, an email will be sent to notify you of your responsibilities.  You are required to complete a brief training module that highlights the roles and responsibilities associated with being a mentor.

The Administrative Manual has been updated to reflect these policies pertaining to students and users as it is related to mentoring activities.  You can review Administrative Manual Section 203.07 for more information. 

Please contact Brandye Rogers for training related questions at x5959 or  For other questions, please contact the Sponsor who designated you as the Mentor upon email notification.


Jefferson Lab Human Resources and ESH&Q