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

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

  • March 28, Noon to 1:00 PM, Bldg. 45/NIH Training Center
  • March 29, Noon to 1:00 PM, WebEx*
  • April 2, Noon to 1:00 PM, Rockledge 1/Suite 4000

*Email mi_info@od.nih.gov for WebEx connection information.

Vacancy Announcement

This year’s Management Intern Vacancy Announcement opens on Monday, April 2, 2018. It will close at midnight on Friday, April 6, 2018. Please mark your calendar.

Contact Information

Receive important recruitment announcements for the Management Intern Program via our listserv. When currently recruiting, these announcements and notices will keep you abreast.

Join the Management Intern Recruitment Information listserv.

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


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.