Program's 44th Year
If you're looking to change careers, the NIH Management Intern Program has a proven track record. Many of the interns have gone on to obtain high level managerial positions with NIH and other federal agencies. The program is interested in attracting outstanding men and women who have a clear interest in and a commitment to a career in public service.
They will complete rotational assignments that will introduce them to potential administrative career tracks in: grants and contracts management; information technology; legislative analysis; human resources management; science policy; program and management analysis; budget and finance; public affairs.
Management interns come from diverse career backgrounds and have held previous positions in administrative offices, intramural research laboratories, and patient care, among others. Laboratory personnel such as biologists, microbiologists, chemists and lab technicians who want to switch from the lab to administrative management may want to consider the program. Laboratory skills such as project management and evaluation; idea and literature research; teamwork; data collection, analysis and presentation; negotiation, problem solving and communication are abilities needed by NIH administrators and administrative managers.
Eligible candidates must be either: a current employee of the Department of Health and Human Services; at the GS-5 level or above or wage grade equivalent; on a career or career-conditional appointment or on any other type of appointment that offers noncompetitive conversion during the application period.
This year's program will open on Feb. 11 and close on Mar. 11. The application process is online at http://internships.info.nih.gov. You may review the web site at any time, but applications may not be submitted until Feb. 11.
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