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Vol. LIX, No. 3
February 9, 2007

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50th Year of Developing Leaders
Management Intern Program Recruits

Outstanding men and women interested in pursuing a career in public service are encouraged to apply for the 2007 NIH Management Intern (MI) Program. Entering its 50th year, the program—a highly competitive 2-year rotational training opportunity—has been successful in identifying and training future NIH leaders to manage in the public sector. It offers an opportunity to explore different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight and train for leadership roles. Recruitment will open on Feb. 13 and close on Mar. 13. Positions are offered at the GS-5/9 levels; the program has a career ladder with potential to the GS-12 level, depending on the candidate’s grade at time of selection.

MIs complete assignments that introduce them to potential administrative career tracks in grants and contracts management, information technology, human resources management, central service management, science policy, program and management analysis, public liaison, legislative analysis, budget and finance, communications and public information and education.

They 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. Lab 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 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.

The application process and the schedule of information sessions can be found online at Applications cannot be submitted until Feb. 13. For more information contact Sharon Ballard, (301) 496-0264.

Information Sessions
(held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Date Location
Feb. 12 Bldg. 10, Medical Board Rm. 2C116
Feb. 22 Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 6C10
Feb. 26 Neuroscience Center, Conf. Rm. B1/B2
Mar. 2
NIEHS (Research Triangle Park, NC),
Rall Bldg., Rodbell C
Mar. 8 Bldg. 45, Conf. Rm. F1/F2

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