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Management Intern Program Holds Info Sessions

Have you heard of the NIH Management Intern (MI) Program? It is a highly competitive, two-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 an 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 through targeted assignments and challenging projects. After two years and upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout NIH.

NIH’s MI vacancy announcement will be posted in USAJobs on Mar. 1-10. To learn more about the program or to view a recording of a recent information session, visit   

Organizers also will hold new sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursday, Feb. 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Also, there will be an opportunity to speak directly to current MIs who will answer questions at a Coffee with an MI session on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.  

If you are interested in attending any of these events, email

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.

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