Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program

The Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program enables a feasible and convenient exchange of skilled personnel between government and non-government institutions, such as accredited universities and non-profit organizations. 

Under an IPA, NIH can temporarily assign employees to outside organizations and institutions.  This provides the NIH employee with experience in and knowledge of the assignment environment.  The receiving organization benefits from the competencies and experience of the NIH employee. 

IPA agreements also allow NIH to receive employees from outside organizations on a temporary basis.  By accepting employees from outside the government, NIH is able to:

  • Assist in the transfer and use of new technologies;
  • attract and use difficult to obtain talent; and
  • give valued experience that will increase the assignee’s and the home institution’s future effectiveness when working with NIH.

For questions or comments, please contact the NIH Office of Human Resources, Compensation and Policy Division at 301-496-0377.


Non-Profit Organizations Eligible to Participate in the IPA

  • Accordia Global Health Foundation
  • American Association of Health Plans Foundation
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Neuroscience Departments and Programs
  • Baylor Research Institute
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Burnham Institute
  • Butler Hospital
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
  • Center for Health and Justice
  • The Children’s Hospital Association (Denver)
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati)
  • Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center (Seattle, WA)
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Christiana Care Corporation (Wilmington, DE)
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences
  • Foundation for Blood Research
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Frontline Healthcare Workers Foundation, Ltd.
  • Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
  • Greenwood Genetic Center, Inc.
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.
  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
  • HopeLab Foundation, Inc.
  • Hugo W. Moser Research Institute at Kennedy Krieger, Inc.
  • The Center for Human Nutrition, Inc.
  • The Institute for Healthcare Communication, Inc
  • The International Center for Research on Women
  • International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research
  • Intermountain Health Care Hospitals, Inc.
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Kessler Foundation, Inc.
  • Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
  • Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (MDFMR)
  • Maine Medical Center
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester (Since 2000)
  • Mayo Foundation (September 16, 1998 - 1999)
  • Medical Faculty Associates, Inc
  • Medstar-Georgetown Medical Center
  • MedStar Research Institute
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • National Coalition on Health Care
  • National Foundation for Biomedical Research
  • National Institutes of Health Alumni Association
  • National Rehabilitation Hospital, Inc.
  • National Research Council
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • Pratt Medical Group, Inc.
  • Rand Corporation
  • Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • Research Foundation of SUNY
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies (San Diego, California)
  • Shock Trauma Associates, P.A. (Baltimore, MD)
  • Society of Toxicology (SOC)
  • The Urban Institute
  • United Nations Foundation
  • United Way of Adams County, Pennsylvania
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • West Virginia University Medical Corporation, Morgantown, WVA
  • World Vision, Inc.

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