NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

Management Intern Program Unlocks New Career Paths

Have you heard of the NIH Management Intern (MI) Program? This is a highly competitive, 2-year career-development program for current NIH employees. MIs come from a variety of job backgrounds, including both scientific and administrative fields. Recent MIs have joined the program from positions as diverse as intramural program specialist, police officer, contract specialist, high-voltage electrician and extramural
support assistant.

MIs rotate through different administrative career fields to gain invaluable insight into NIH while contributing to the work of the agency through targeted assignments and challenging projects. After 2 years and upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout NIH.

Although the hiring freeze has also frozen recruitment of MIs, you can learn more about the program, including how to contact MI program staff or current MIs or hear about future program dates by visiting

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Assistant Editor: Eric Bock (link sends e-mail)

Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)