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Management Intern Program Recruits Leaders

The NIH Management Intern Program is celebrating its 43rd anniversary. So if you're looking to change careers, this is a program with a proven track record. Many of the interns have gone on to obtain successful, high level, managerial positions with NIH and other federal agencies.

The program uses entry-level career development training designed for outstanding men and women who have a clear interest in and commitment to a career in public service. Via rotational assignments, interns are introduced to potential administrative career tracks, i.e., grants and contracts management, general administration, human resources management, budget, legislation, information technology, human resource management, public affairs, legislative analysis and program/management analysis.

NIH recently welcomed new management interns. They are (from l) Tracy Thompson, Elizabeth Elliott, Sabrina Ferguson and Stewart Hill. Katina Jocktane is not pictured.

The program recently experienced a major change — it is now a 2-year program. The class of 2000 will be the first to enjoy the benefits of the longer program, in which newly appointed interns will be required to complete core requirements. Interns selected for the class of 2001 will be required to complete two 3-month assignments in the following administrative areas: grants or contracts; human resource management; information technology management; budget; administrative management.

This year's program will open on Feb. 12 and close on Mar. 12. The application process will be online at, but no applications are accepted until Feb. 12.

Applicants must be currently employed by the Department of Health and Human Services at the GS-5 level or above or wage-grade equivalent, and have either a career or career-conditional appointment or currently be on any other type of appointment that offers noncompetitive conversion during the application period. Applications will also be accepted from Outstanding Scholars, criteria for which is provided at

Detailed program information will be provided at the information sessions at locations listed below. Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the sessions before completing their application.

Management Intern Information Session Schedule
(Note: All times are 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
  Date Location  
  Feb. 6 Bldg. 1, Conf. Rm. 151  
  Feb. 7 RKL II, Rm. 9104/9100
(6701 Rockledge Drive)
  Feb. 8 NSC, Conf. Rm. D
(6001 Executive Blvd.)
  Feb. 13 EPN, Conf. Rm. C
(6130 Executive Blvd.)
  Feb. 14 Natcher, Rm. F1/F2  
  Feb. 15 Medical Board Rm.
(Bldg. 10, Rm. 2C116)
More information about the program may be obtained by calling 496-2403.

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