Management Intern Program (MI) Application Process
The NIH MI recruitment season begins in March and concludes in June.
- Information sessions begin in March (please see the MI landing page for dates and locations)
- The vacancy announcement posts April 8 and closes April 14.
- Qualified applicants are invited to participate in a written exercise at Executive Plaza South on either May 6 or 7.
- Those making it through the written exercise are invited to a group exercise at the Clinical Center on June 6.
- Finalists interview in front of a panel on either June 20 or 21 at Natcher.
- Shortly thereafter the top candidates will be offered a Management Intern position to begin on July 28, 2013 and end August 1, 2015.
Please verify your eligibility at the Management Intern Program Eligibility page and apply during the application period.
This Management Intern Program is open to current NIH employees only!
The Management Intern Vacancy Announcement closed on April 15. Applicants will continue to receive updates via email.
Thank you for your interest in the Management Intern Program at the National Institutes of Health. Additional information about the application process can be found below. In addition, you can find general information about Administrative Careers at NIH, which will provide you with more information about the administrative occupations that are filled through this and other programs.
Please note that you must meet the specific NIH Management Internship Program eligibility requirements to apply for the program.
Receive important announcements regarding the Management Intern Program recruitment process via our listserv. These announcements and notices will keep you abreast of recruitment.
Applicants must submit completed application packages online. The application will be available on April 8, 2013 and the package and any attachments must be received by April 15, 2013. Application packages received after that date will NOT be accepted.
Agency Responsibility and Review
In April, your application will be reviewed and evaluated by Human Resources for eligibility. A roster will then be submitted to the Program Manager for review and processing.
Agency Notification to Applicants
Applicants will be notified of their application status the week of April 29, 2013. All highly qualified candidates (quarterfinalists) will be required to participate in an extemporaneous writing exercise.
Extemporaneous Writing Exercise
Quarterfinalists will be asked to report to the NIH Training Center on either May 5 or 6, 2013 for an extemporaneous written exercise. You will be notified of the exact time and location the week of April 29. The written exercise will be one hour and the topic will not be made available until you report for the exercise. You will be provided all the necessary material, including a computer equipped with MS Word.
Out-of-town applicants will be given the opportunity to provide an extemporaneous writing sample from their current duty station. However, please note that out-of-town applicants who get that far will need to make their own arrangements to attend group and final interviews in Bethesda. Additionally, out-of-town applicants need to be willing to relocate to Bethesda if ultimately accepted into the program.
Semifinalists will be notified the week of May 27, 2013.
Group interviews will take place on June 6, 2013 and will include a group problem-solving exercise. The group exercise and related interview (6 or 7 individuals per group) will take approximately 45 minutes. There are no opportunities at all for rescheduling this portion of the process.
Candidates for final interviews will be notified prior to panel interviews scheduled for June 20 and 21, 2013. Finalists will be notified by phone and email of their status and given the date, time and location for their final interview.
Notification of Finalists
Assessment of candidates by the ATC and the announcement of the selection of Management Interns will be finalized by the week of June 24, 2013. The Office of Human Resources will inform selectees via email. Applicants are urged to reserve the above dates on their calendar immediately. Eligibility for the Management Intern Program depends upon the number of MI positions being filled as well as the availability of highly qualified candidates and finalists on these dates.
Receive important announcements regarding the Management Intern program recruitment process via our listserv. These announcements and notices will keep you abreast of recruitment information.
For additional information, please contact us by e-mail or phone:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Management Intern Hotline: 301-594-2833