Virtual NIH New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the National Institutes of Health

We’re glad you’ve chosen to pursue your career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the nation’s medical research agency supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. Your exciting journey at NIH starts here!

This website consists of a series of videos and resources to help supplement your orientation to NIH. 

It is highly recommended that you also follow the steps on the Onboarding Checklist

Key terms to highlight:

Onboarding: is a series of events and trainings (that includes orientation) that helps new hires adapt to the NIH and IC work culture beginning their career.

Orientation: is a one-time event that welcomes new hires to NIH and highlights key resources, policies, trainings, and provides information about the onboarding process.