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

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Announcing the Class of 2025

Rachel Doherty

Rachel Doherty

NIMH Management Analyst for the Scientific, Operations and Administrative Resources (SOAR) Contract

Rachel enjoys practicing yoga, and most recently, trained to run her first 10k earlier this year.

Candace Holt

Candace Holt

Emergency Services Dispatcher for the Division of Emergency Management
Certified Training Officer (CTO)

In Candace's down time, she enjoys spending time with family, chasing around her crazy kids, and reading a good book.

Nailah Shaw

Nailah Shaw

Ethics Specialist in the NIH Office of the Director 

In her spare time, Nailah loves to travel and is an interior designer who enjoys event planning and decor.

Vacancy Announcement

The MI Program job vacancy announcement for 2024 has closed. To be notified of the 2025 MI recruitment dates please join the Management Intern Recruitment Information listserv.

Contact Information

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Administrative Training Committee

The Administrative Training Committee partners with the NIH Training Center to oversees the NIH Internship and Fellowship Programs.