Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Presidential Management Fellows Program

Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible and is designed to develop a cadre of potential government leaders. The PMF Program instills a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

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.

The PMF Class of 2013 application will be available November 5, 2012 – November 26, 2012 and will include an on-line assessment. If you score at a sufficiently high level on the on-line assessment, are found eligible, and your application is complete, you will be deemed a Semi-Finalist and invited to the in-person assessment. Then, if you are selected as a Finalist, you'll be eligible to be appointed to a participating agency in a PMF position.

Prior to applying, students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the program and application process by going to Available on the website are tips, FAQs, and assessment preparation guide. If you have any questions, please email Bhavika Shah in the CDO.