Job Overview


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.


The NIH Internship Program offers mentorship throughout the program, individual development planning, professional development, training activities and opportunity for career advancement.

As a NIH Intern (Program Specialist), your major duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans and strategies for projects, actions, and activities.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of programs or operations to identify issues and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Provide organizational support for planning, analyzing, coordinating, and evaluating the development of priorities, resource allocations, work force management, and/or performance for organizational objectives.
  • Provide technical support to program staff during the development of projects or programs.