The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program (with an optional second year) for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland
The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:
- Data analysis of programs and services such as extramural grants, indexed journal articles, controlled vocabularies, datasets, and customer inquiries
- Creation of online tutorials and educational awareness videos
- Social media outreach
- And more, including legislative tracking, web site enhancement, disaster information outreach studies, and review of next generation discovery interfaces
The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:
• Annual stipend of $54,972
• Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
• Up to $1,500 in relocation support
• Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and NIH. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of NIH contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at NIH in the Bethesda, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of NIH or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/current-opportunities/index.html) for details.