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NIH Veteran Employment

Welcome to the NIH Veteran Employment webpage. Using the links to the right and the text below, you can find a large amount of information relevant to veterans seeking employment at the NIH.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Veterans Come To NIH

1. Mission

Just as the military provides a clear purpose for servicemembers, the NIH provides a clear purpose for its employees. The mission of the NIH is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The biomedical research conducted at NIH touches many people, including veterans.

2. Opportunities

NIH has exceptional career opportunities in a wide range of fields. With 27 institutes and centers, NIH offers a place for you to start, and plenty of room to grow – whether you are entering the federal workforce for the first time, earning your post or secondary degrees, or changing careers.

3. Location

The area surrounding the NIH boasts some of the finest neighborhoods in the country. Whether you are looking for a suburban home where you can walk your kids to premier schools or an urban apartment in the heart of the city, the DC metro area has it all. We enjoy world class shopping, dining and entertainment, highly rated schools, and an extensive public transit system. The DC area offers access to a wide range of recreational activities, with both mountains and ocean nearby, not to mention the many historic monuments and museums. Also nearby are many military bases and resources, including the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center External Web Site Policy across the street from NIH. Fort Meade, Andrews AFB, the Washington DC VA Medical Center External Web Site Policy, and many others are just a short drive away.

4. Diversity

There are approximately 18,000 employees at NIH in varied occupations, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds all working together supporting research efforts for a healthy nation. NIH has a commitment to strengthen the outreach, recruitment, and retention of veterans, minorities, women, and people with disabilities. In support of our workforce diversity, NIH fosters an environment of celebration of different groups of people through numerous programs and events.

5. Flexibility

NIH offers many options to help employees achieve work/life balance. To name a few, we have on-site fitness centers, recreational clubs, cultural events, telecommuting, part-time employment, job sharing, and alternate work schedules. Resources include the Employee Assistance Program and NIH Child Care Resource and Referral Services Adobe PDF icon. We also have a Recreation and Welfare Association External Web Site Policy that organizes group trips and provides discounts on local attractions. Learn more about Work/Life Balance at NIH.

The NIH Experience

This information will acquaint prospective employees with the benefits of working at NIH, as well as the benefits of living in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

This page last reviewed on February 26, 2018

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