A complete application consists of:
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, contact us at NIHprograms@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
Program Learning Objectives
The NLM-AFP offers an insider’s view of the world’s largest medical library. The program will provide knowledge and skills in project efforts ranging from:
The program also offers opportunities for professional development through:
This appointment is a twelve month residency research appointment starting September 1, 2021 and ending August 31, 2022. A second year appointment may be possible upon recommendation of NLM contingent on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Nature of Appointment
The appointment is full-time at NIH NLM in the Washington, DC area. Participants do not become employees of NLM, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with NLM or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative, pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of Medicine (NLM).
For additional information about the program, see the NLM-AFP web site at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html
For information about the program, contact Kathel Dunn, PhD, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship program is open to those who meet the following qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications include:
I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or Canadian citizen.
I have or will have a Master's degree in an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library/information science program, by August 2021 or within the previous two years.