Presidential Management Fellows info session on September 29

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:30 PM

If you are interested in working for the federal government and have a passion for public service, the Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF Program) is for you! Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting federal opportunities. 

The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced-degree candidates. It is a great leadership training ground, whether prospective students want a career in public service or elsewhere. Based on current PMF Program regulations and policies, eligible individuals apply and participate in a rigorous application and assessment process. Those ultimately selected as Finalists seek appointments as PMFs (Fellows). PMFs perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting their careers, and get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, formal professional training, rotations to other agencies, feedback on their work, plus an opportunity to make government run more efficiently. The two-year fellowship is a full-time, paid appointment.

The two-year fellowship includes:

- Formal training of 80 hours each year of the fellowship 
- Including a PMF Leadership Development Program
- An Individual Development Plan, a career journey map
- An assigned senior-level Mentor
- At least one 4-6 month developmental assignment
- Optional rotations of one to six months in duration
- Challenging work assignments
- Opportunities to network with other future leaders

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 2:00-4:00pm (ET): This session is taking place a day before the 2021 Application opens and will serve as an open forum for questions. It is open to all disciplines. Register here

The newly published PMF Applicant Handbook is now available. The handbook details the annual application process, explains eligibility requirements, required documentation, and provides an overview of the assessment process. The PMF Applicant Handbook can be found here.

*As a reminder, the PMF Class of 2021 Application will be held September 30 to October 14, 2020.*