The NIEHS Administrative Co-op Program is designed to attract college level students interested in pursuing a federal career in administrative management. This program is designed to combine meaningful on-the-job training with academic course work.
Eligible applicants are students from the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina commuting area who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree from one of the local colleges or universities.
Students must have completed their sophomore year with a major in a business or management-related field.
A student can work a full- or part-time schedule as long as they continue to be a student in good academic standing.
Salary is dependent on education and experience.
This program is designed to develop future candidates for leadership positions in general administration, budget, procurement, contracts, space management, and human resources.
The Administrative Co-op Program Committee works with partner colleges and universities to recruit students interested in the program. The committee, along with the potential supervisor, reviews applications, interviews candidates, and makes selections.
U.S. citizenship is required.
Co-op Student Responsibilities
Upon selection to the program, co-op students are expected to work with their supervisors to develop an Individual Development Plan outlining career goals, skills to learn, and courses that will supplement this plan.
Students also select and meet with a mentor outside their immediate office who can provide exposure to other NIEHS offices.
Upon completing the program, students are asked to complete and evaluation survey.