Management Intern Program (MI)


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The NIH Management Intern (MI) Program was established in 1957 to develop cadres of administrative professionals. 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. Graduates have become some of NIH's most respected administrative managers, including Executive Officers, Administrative Officers, Grants Management Officers, Budget Officers, Human Resource Managers, and Contracting Officers.

Program Features and Structure

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 develop a vital network of administrative professionals across NIH. Program features 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 to the vacancy announcement and unlock a new career path! Learn more by attending any of the information sessions hosted by the MI Program.

Schedule of MI Information Sessions

We strongly encourage interested NIH employees to attend at least one of the two upcoming events to learn more about the NIH Management Intern Program. We will hold a formal information session on March 3, in which participants will receive a presentation from a panel of current MIs, the MI Program Manager, a member of the MI Subcommittee, and a Human Resources Specialist. We will hold a Q&A session at the end of the presentation and this session will be recorded for viewing before the next event. (We encourage you to attend or view the first session before attending the second.) The second event, Coffee with an MI, will be run solely by current Management Interns. Registrants can drop in and connect directly with the MIs to ask questions and hear more about their experiences in the program.

To register, please send an email to, and specify which event(s) you plan to attend.

  • Information Session: March 3, 2021, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, via Zoom
  • Coffee with an MI: March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM to 2:20 PM, via Zoom

The recorded MI Information Session from March 3, 2021 is available.  

Vacancy Announcement

The 2021 MI Program job vacancy announcement will open March 22, 2021 and close March 26, 2021 in

Contact Information

Join the Management Intern Recruitment Information listserv to receive important recruitment announcements for the Management Intern Program.

For additional information, please contact us by e-mail:

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.

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