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NIH Recent Graduates perform duties in one of the Institutes or Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Recent Graduates receive on-the-job training for one year while completing at least 40 hours of formal, interactive training each year of the program. Assignments are aimed at developing the employee's skills and knowledge to progressively perform more difficult duties.

As a NIH Recent Graduate (Program Specialist), you may:

    • 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 objectives.
    • Provide technical support to program staff during the development of projects or programs. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No