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Career Development

Career Development

Fellows' Career Development

Career Development

Fellows' Career Development

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Career Planning with Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

Fellows at NIEHS create Individual Development Plans (IDPs), which are dynamic, living documents that help one identify and outline career goals as well as reflect on past achievements.

General Explanation of IDPs

What is an IDP and why is it helpful?

How to Create an IDP

Discover how to create and use an IDP to plan your career.

IDP Forms

Find the NIEHS IDP forms here.

Self-Assessment and Career Counseling

Make a career counseling appointment and discover self-assessment tools.

Workshops and Training Courses

NIEHS follows the approach of the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education  which is to help trainees gain competency in four key areas: 1) teaching and mentoring, 2) leadership and management, 3) communication, and 4) career readiness. Learn about the workshops and experiential opportunities that NIEHS offers in each of these areas.

Career Readiness

NIEHS has a wide range of career exploration opportunities.


From writing to speaking—become competent in communicating at NIEHS.

Leadership and Management

Become an effective leader at NIEHS.

Teaching and Mentoring

Gain essential teaching and mentoring skills at NIEHS.
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