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Welcome to the Emerging Leaders Program

NOTICE: Human Resources will be contacting applicants regarding the selection & interview process the week of June 16 - July 4, 2008. All applicants will receive a phone call or email regarding your results. Interviews will be held in Washington, DC the week of August 4-8, 2008.

We will begin recruiting for the program again this fall and will open vacancy announcements for the next class on October 1, 2008. Please refer to this page for further updates as they become available. Thank you.

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to recruit high potential employees and provide fast track development highlighting leadership and business skills through experiential learning and training. This Program is one of the recruitment tools used by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to hire exceptional interns with a variety of backgrounds for the effective analysis and execution of our programs. The Program recruits for GS-9 level positions in the following career tracks; Administrative, Information Technology, Public Health, Scientific, and Social Science. Please note: not all career tracks recruit each year.

The Program is intended to provide centralized recruitment and management, and rotations within the Operating Divisions (OPDIV) of the Department. Formal training and leadership development are the foundation of this two-year internship resulting in a cadre of well-trained, well-qualified employees for leadership roles in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Last revised: May 8, 2008

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