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With the spirit of discovery as our foundation, the NIH is internationally regarded as a leader in
the search for important medical breakthroughs that improve health and save lives. An agency
of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the NIH is comprised of 27 institutes and
centers and provides over $29 billion annually in support of researchers in every state and
around the world.
Our employees are driven by our mission: to discover new knowledge to help prevent, detect,
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of careers, all committed to realizing a common goal: Improving life for the Nation and the
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) Intern at the National Institutes of Health in the
Office of Human Resources
Description of the educational plan for this internship:
Student will receive at least 30 hours of HR specific training during their internships experience.
They will have a rotational supervisor, as well as a central program manager to help create a
developmental plan, conduct performance reviews, and provide guidance throughout their
OHR SCEP Internship Job Description:
Who: Students interested in human resources careers within the federal government
What: Yearlong Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) positions in Human Resources
Where: National Institutes of Health, Office of Human Resources, offices are located in
Bethesda and Rockville, Maryland
When: Starting September/October 2011. Interviews are on Wednesday, September 14th, from
1:45pm – 4:00pm.
Position Description and Major Duties:
Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to work in the Office of
Human Resources (OHR) at the NIH. Students will be part of an OHR SCEP cohort that
completes at least three rotations in OHR. Rotations may occur in a number of OHR areas, such
as: Customer Service; Classification; Recruitment and Placement; Metrics, Analysis and
Evaluation; HR Policy; HR Systems and Analytics; Benefits, Labor & Employee Relations; and
Training Administration. Student will be expected to work at least 15 hours a week.
The type of position and duties will vary depending on the rotation. Examples duties:
Participate with HR Specialists in recruitment and staffing functions, including: preparing
vacancy announcements; determining qualifications of applicants; developing certificates;
ensuring that requisite clearances are obtained; making employment offers; determining
pay; processing personnel actions; and classifying title, series, pay plan, grade, and other
characteristics to federal positions.
Support special initiatives and project teams to accomplish program goals, develop
presentations for meetings to assist with establishing organizational performance goals,
activities, and performance metrics.
Assist with a range of data management or reporting activities which may consist of
interviewing customers/stakeholders, developing training content, conducting data
analysis, and formulating data models to help OHR answer key business questions or
Assist with senior level recruitments. Activities may include developing and preparing
documents for Search Committees, reviewing applications for basic qualifications, attending
rating and interview meetings with the Committee, preparing referral packages as a result
of the Committee’s determinations, and preparing selection packages once a selection has
Assist with strategic management and analysis regarding HR policies, including human
capital planning, risk management, and HR accountability.
Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree-seeking program, must be
enrolled at least half-time, in good academic standing and be either a US Citizen or a
permanent resident alien from an allied country.
Students should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with MS
Word applications (especially PowerPoint and Excel), and an interest in an HR-related career in
the federal government.
Students will need to provide the following to be consider for an interview:
Cover Letter that explains their background and interests in HR, as well as what they are
looking for in an HR career
Two references (include at bottom of resume or as a separate attachment)
**Interviews are on Wednesday, September 14th from 1:45 – 4:00pm. Please send all
application materials to Sarah Crowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, students will need to provide the following if selected for a SCEP position:
Letter from the school/university (usually from the register's office) stating that the
student is enrolled in a degree-seeking program that is considered to be at least half
National Institutes of Health, Management Analyst
Pay levels depend on the student's qualifications, with hourly pay usually ranging from $10.60
Desired Concentrations: Human Resources, Organizational Sciences, Administration