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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)) - GRU - Pathways

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:National Institutes of Health

Job Announcement Number:HHS-NIH-IN-14-981767

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$32,592.00 to $55,421.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 18, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0399-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Multiple Schedules - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Montgomery County, MD View Map
Durham, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Interns as described under "Overview"

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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, visit NIH Overview.

Join the NIH for an exciting opportunity! We are looking for talented, hard-working interns to perform essential functions in our 27 Institutes and Centers.

 

The NIH Internship Program is for current students who are enrolled in high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; or certificate program lasting at least one year. It is intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to students and individuals accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational program.

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen, national or legal permanent resident. Non-Citizens may apply;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen prior to conversion to a competitive appointment;
  • Enrolled in high school, college, professional, technical, vocational, and
  • trade school; or certificate program lasting at least one year;
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

DUTIES:

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 NIH Interns perform duties in one of the Institutes or Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Interns receive on-the-job training while pursing their educational degree. Assignments are aimed at developing the employee's skills and knowledge to progressively perform more difficult duties.

 

As a NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)) you will:

 

  • Establish and maintain office files.
  • Receive incoming calls and visitors.
  • Provide callers and visitors with general information.
  • Prepare a variety of standardized documents from rough draft and/or oral  instruction.
  • Process and distribute mail to appropriate individuals.
  • Develop documents using a variety of office automation applications.
  • Perform special projects.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the GS-5: You must demonstrate in your resume, at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to a GS-04 in the Federal Government (obtained in either the private or public sector), OR have a bachelor's degree or at least four (4) years of progressive post high school education, OR a combination of education and experience.  Examples of qualifying experience include: performing clerical tasks related to processing paperwork  related to administrative duties, utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff, preparing travel documents, providing general office support to staff.

 

To qualify for the GS-6: You must demonstrate in your resume, at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to a GS-05 in the Federal Government (obtained in either the private or public sector). Examples of qualifying experience include: receiving visitors/phone calls, directing caller to appropriate staff; maintaining files; maintaining policies/procedures/documents for ready reference; maintaining office supplies; arranging equipment repair, and/or office moves; performing travel-related duties; utilizing automated systems and software applications, inputting information into databases, assisting with providing logistical support for program staff,  etc.

 

To qualify for the GS-7: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to a GS-06 in the Federal Government (obtained in either the private or public sector) OR have completed 1 full academic year of graduate level education. Examples of qualifying experience include: performing administrative support functions, related examples include: HR, security, travel, training, files management, budget, supplies and inventory, property accountability, or space management; developing/implementing office procedures; maintaining employee records, performance appraisals, job descriptions, etc.

 

This position requires the skill of a qualified typist. You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.


You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.  If you are enrolled for the Spring 2014 semester and do not have a transcript, please provide an acceptance letter or enrollment letter with your application. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

To be eligible for appointment, you must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.  Certificate programs are defined as post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum.

 

Current students must possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale.  We DO NOT round.  Appointee must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale throughout the duration of the internship.  The GPA is based on current enrollment.  For example, a high school student enrolled in his or her first semester of college will not have a GPA.  Previous GPA will not be considered when enrolling in a new academic program.  NIH Interns must graduate with a cumulative GSP of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible to non-competitively convert to a permanent position at program completion.    

 

Education will only be credited for course work completed at the time of application review.  Education that is in-process at the time of application review cannot be credited.   

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To learn more about applying for available job opportunities as an NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 


BENEFITS:

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You may be eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

OTHER INFORMATION:

To learn more about applying for available job opportunities as an NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 

 

NIH Interns may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances, to a term position lasting 1-4 years) within 120 days of successful completion of all program requirements specified by the Pathways Participant Agreement.  NIH Interns must work 640 hours prior to graduation in order to be eligible to convert.       

NIH Interns and their supervisors must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement that outlines expectations for the internship prior to entering on duty.

All NIH Pathways Interns are hired at the Step 1 of the grade in which they are selected.  Individuals who convert from a career or career conditional appointment or who are eligible for reinstatement may have their pay set based on highest previous rate (HPR).

 

We are unable to pay relocation expenses.  

 

Applicants under 18 years of age will require a work permit. 

The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  

The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To learn more about applying for available job opportunities as an NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To learn more about applying for available job opportunities as an NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

National Institutes of Health
Phone: (301)402-6040
Email: NIH.PATHWAYS@MAIL.NIH.GOV
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
2115 E Jefferson St
Bethesda, MD
20892

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

To learn more about applying for available job opportunities as an NIH Intern (Program Support Assistant (OA)), please contact us at (301) 402-6040 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:30PM. 

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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-NIH-IN-14-981767

Control Number:

355599700