Presidential Management Fellows

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Eligibility

If you will meet all advanced degree requirements (even though you have not necessarily graduated), including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation, you may be eligible to apply.

Eligibility is based on completion of advanced degree requirements by August 31st of the following year of the annual application.

- OR -

If you have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from the opening date of the PMF Program's annual application announcement, you are eligible to apply.

Additional eligibility requirements are listed on the PMF website

Award

In addition to salary and benefits, the PMF Program gives you a lot in return for your hard work. Your two-year appointment will provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop your talents. You will be challenged with opportunities to flourish into a problem solver, strategic thinker and future leader. In addition to working at a single Federal agency, you may have the option to participate in a rotational opportunity at another agency. These rotational opportunities will challenge you even further and give you insight into how other areas of government operate.

While serving as a PMF, you will receive:

  • 160 hours of formal interactive training (on leadership, management, policy and other topics)
  • Challenging work assignments
  • Feedback on your work
  • At least one 4 to 6 month developmental assignment
  • Potential for promotions and career ladders
  • Upon certification of completion, which permits immediate noncompetitive conversion to a permanent or term position and carries prestige anywhere you go thereafter

Application

The PMF Program accepts applications annually. When the application window opens, you will find an announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov by searching the key words "Presidential Management Fellows."

Deadline(s)

Applications are open from October 9th at 12noon and closing at 12noon on October 22, 2018. Additional information on application materials and deadlines is available on the PMF Program website

Details

Class Year

  • Graduate

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English

Duration

  • Yearlong
  • Other

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional

Region

  • DC

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No