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Intern Program Develops Leaders for the 21st Century

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 seven new NIH Management Interns. They are (top, from l) Jason Donaldson, VerLyn Francisco, Allyson Browne, Julie Townshend and James Washington. In front are (from l) Shelma Grant and Wendy Hadfield.

This year's program will open on Feb. 14 and close Mar. 14. The application process will be online at The Web site will be available for viewing on Feb. 10, but applicants may not enter their applications until Feb. 14.

To apply you must be a U.S. citizen; be willing to work full-time; be a current Department of Health and Human Services employee at the GS-5 level or above or wage-grade equivalent and currently employed in either a career or career-conditional appointment or be on a veterans readjustment appointment, severely physically disabled (Schedule A) appointment or any other appointment that offers noncompetitive conversion entitlement.

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

Management Intern Information Session Schedule
Date Location Time
Feb. 8 Natcher, Conf. Rm. C1/C2 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 9 Rockledge II, Rm. 9104 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 15 EPN, Conf. Rm. C 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 NSC, Conf. Rm. A1/A2 noon-2 p.m. (6001 Executive Blvd.)
Feb. 22Bldg. 1, Wilson Hall 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Bldg. 10, 2C-116 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

More information about the program may be obtained by calling 496-2404.

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