Wednesday, April 8, 2015

National Institute of Health Internship


NIH Internship Program Overview

  • The Pathways Internship Program will give students the opportunity to join NIH in gaining valuable experience in temporary or indefinite positions.
  • 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 the program.
    • To be eligible for conversion, Interns must:
      • Be a U.S. citizen;
      • Must complete at least 640 hours of career-related work before completion of, or concurrently with, course requirements. (NIH may waive up to 320 of the required 640 hours of work for interns who demonstrate high potential as evidenced by outstanding academic achievement and exceptional job performance);
      • Complete their degree or certificate requirements;
      • Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the intern will be converted;
      • Meet agency-specific requirements as specified in the Participant's Agreement; and
      • Perform their job successfully.

NIH Internship Program Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for selection into the NIH internship, applicants must be:
  • At least 16 years of age;
  • A U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident. Non-citizens may apply;
  • Enrolled or plan on enrolling in the current or upcoming semester at least half-time in an accredited degree-seeking program:
    • High school
    • Associate’s
    • Bachelor’s
    • Master’s
    • Professional
    • Doctorate
    • Vocational/technical
    • Certificate (must be equivalent to post-secondary level education and at least one academic year of full-time study)
  • In good academic standing (cumulative GPA 3.0 or above).
  • Enrolled in an accredited institution/program.
    • Verify accreditation: exit link
    • NOTE: For institution names that contain an abbreviation, you may need to try different spellings. [e.g. if St. Paul doesn’t work, try Saint Paul]. If you cannot find your school, please call U.S. Department of Education at 1-888-247-8269.

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