ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program

2017 mentees Ashley Pollock and Rodolfo Rodriguez at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles with Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO of PolicyLink and Fall Meeting speaker.

The ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program will allow students to learn about ULI, develop relationships with ULI members, and deepen their understanding of opportunities to advance health through careers in the land use industry. The program pairs exceptional current graduate students with ULI members working at the intersection of health and the built environment. It is generously supported by ULI Trustee Randall Lewis and organized by the ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative.

Applications for Cohort 2 are now open, through Friday, June 15th!

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See below for program goals, mentee selection criteria, program details, and how current ULI members can get involved as mentors.


Program Benefits and Goals for Students

  • Deepen your understanding of connections between health and land use, and ULI’s work in this area
  • Develop relationships with ULI members working at the intersection of health, real estate, and land use, and other graduate students interested in this topic
  • Learn about ULI more broadly, and the breadth of learning and networking opportunities available to members

Info Sheet


Mentee Selection 

Up to five students will be selected through a competitive process. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding graduate student, currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in real estate, architecture, urban planning, public health or a related field during the 2018-2019 academic year (full or part time)
  • Be passionate about improving health through land use and the built environment and driven to address this in their future careers
  • Show a demonstrated commitment to or understanding of advancing health equity
  • Show potential to serve as strong champions or ambassadors of health in their future professional lives
  • Show an interest in learning and networking opportunities provided by ULI

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBT are warmly encouraged.


Opportunities for Students

Selected student mentees will be granted to the following opportunities:

1. Complimentary registration and travel support to:

  • ULI’s 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston, MA (October 8-11)
  • ULI’s 2019 Spring Meeting in Nashville, TN (April 16-18)
  • The Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at both meetings
  • One Product Council meeting at both meetings, if applicable

2. Support for professional development opportunities:

  • A $1000 merit award, which can be used towards Product Council dinner fees if desired
  • Mentorship from a ULI member, whose projects or efforts work to improve health through the built environment
  • Connection to the Health Mentors Alumni Network to build relationships between students and professionals working at the intersection of health and the built environment
  • Publication of their photos, short biographies, and written reflections on the ULI website

Questions may be directed to health@uli.org; reference the Building Healthy Places Randall Lewis Mentorship Program. Applications will be open until Friday, June 15th at 11:59 EST.


Opportunities for ULI Members

Selected member mentors will be granted the following opportunities: 

1. Receive complimentary registration to attend:

  • ULI’s 2018  Fall Meeting in Boston, MA (October 8-11)
  • ULI’s 2019 Spring Meeting in Nashville, TN (April 16-18)
  • The Building Healthy Places Interest Forum at both meetings

2. Be paired with a graduate student for a full-year mentorship focused on improving health through the built environment. ULI members will engage with the student mentee through:

  • Calls with the student in advance of Fall and Spring Meetings for introductions and to share suggestions on priority programming
  • Meeting with the student in-person at Fall and Spring Meetings to provide career advice and industry knowledge
  • Hosting the student at Fall and Spring Meeting Product Council meetings, receptions, dinners, etc. (subject to availability)
  • Staying in touch with the student after the meetings, as desired.

Are you a ULI member interested in serving as a mentor?

If you are a ULI member who is interested in serving as a mentor, please sign up here:

Health Mentors Opportunity

Questions? Please contact health@uli.org

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