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NIH Management Intern Program Marks 47th Year
If you've thought about changing your career path or developing more depth and breadth of knowledge about NIH, the Management Intern (MI) Program may hold the keys to your future. Entering its 47th year, the program a highly competitive 2-year rotational training opportunity has graduated dozens of interns, many of whom now hold high-level managerial positions with NIH and other federal agencies. Outstanding men and women who have a clear interest in and a commitment to a career in public service are encouraged to apply for the 2004 NIH Management Intern Program.
MIs complete assignments that introduce them to potential administrative career tracks in budget and finance, public information and education, public liaison and legislative analysis, program planning and evaluation, grants and contracts, program administration, information technology, human resources manage-ment and human capital management, central service management, science policy, program and management analysis and general administration.
Management interns come from diverse career backgrounds, including administrative offices, intramural research laboratories and patient care. Skills in project management and evaluation; idea and literature research; data collection, analysis and presentation; negotiation; problem solving; communication and the ability to lead teams are key attributes of successful interns.
Eligible candidates must be either a current career or career-conditional employee of NIH at the GS-5 level or above or wage grade equivalent, or on any other type of appointment that offers noncompetitive conversion during the application period.
This year's program will open on Monday, Feb. 2 and close on Mar. 2. Up to three MIs will be selected. Interested applicants should visit the web site at http://internships.info.nih.gov. Applications will not be accepted until the program opens. Applicants may want to view QuickHire Questions and Answers at http://www.hhs.gov/careers/quickhirefaq.html. To create your QuickHire resumé visit https://jobs.quickhire.com/scripts/hhs.exe, click on New Users.
In order to find out more about the MI program, potential applicants are invited to attend one of the information sessions (see box below). Note that the Feb. 5 sesssion has slightly different hours than the other four meetings.
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