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Management Intern Program (MI)

MI logoAbout the Management Intern Program

The NIH Management Intern (MI) Program was established in 1957. Since its inception, the Management Intern Program has offered key resources, targeted training, and hands-on experience to motivated NIH employees interested in pursuing a career in administration and management. Each year, this highly competitive program offers a few outstanding NIH employees the two-year opportunity to rotate through different administrative career fields, gain invaluable insight into the NIH, and position themselves as future leaders.

Graduates have become some of NIH's most respected administrative managers, including Executive Officers, Administrative Officers, Grants Management Officers, Budget Officers, Public Affairs Specialists, Contracting Officers, and Program and Management Analysts.

This is a Program that has a 50-plus-year history of developing leaders!

Benefits of participation include access to a senior-level mentor, an individual training budget, an opportunity to participate in challenging projects and committees, and face-to-face interactions with NIH leaders. It is no wonder that this program has such a rich history in developing future administrative professionals and leaders. If you are eligible and have what it takes for this challenging program, apply and unlock a new career path! Learn how by attending any of the information sessions hosted by the MI Program throughout the month of March.

Schedule of MI Information Sessions

In the event of a Federal closure or Unscheduled Leave, the MI Information Session will be cancelled.

Date Time Location
March 22 Noon to 1:00 PM Bldg. 31, 6C, Room 10
March 23 Noon to 1:00 PM Bldg. 45, NIH Training Center (adjacent to cafeteria)
March 28 Noon to 1:00 PM Rockledge 1, Suite 4000, RT1
April 1 Noon to 1:00 PM Teleconference*

In addition, please note that an MI informational table will be staffed prior to Management Seminars on February 18 and March 17 from noon-1pm at Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater.

*Restricted to employees outside the DC Metro area. Email for dial in information.

We recommend that you register for an information session by emailing with the info session date in the subject line.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate in the sessions should call the NIH Training Center at (301) 496-6211, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339), at least 5 days prior to the event.

Management Intern information sessions are designed to familiarize prospective interns with information from different perspectives. A member of the Administrative Training Committee (ATC), an OHR representative, the MI Program Manager, and Management Interns will be on-hand. Please consider attending one of these sessions to learn specifics of the program and what MIs are doing to develop their careers as future administrative leaders.


Vacancy Announcement

The Management Intern Vacancy Announcement for the cohort starting in 2016 is now closed. Thank you for your interest in the Management Intern Program.

For More Information

See a brief video about the program from past and current interns.

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Administrative Training Committee

The Administrative Training Committee is the governing and advising body responsible for the oversight and management of the NIH Internship and Fellowship Programs.

This page was last reviewed on April 13, 2016