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Presidential Management Fellows Program

Program Name Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
Description Designed for graduate-level students, this program aims to attract to the federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. The PMF program is spans the entire federal government and is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Program Length Two years. Presidential Management Fellows may be converted to a permanent position upon completion of the program.
Participating Components Department-wide
Location Various locations across the U.S.
Salary $41,000 with promotion potential to $60,000 base pay. Additional salary varies by geographic location, from four to 35 percent of base salary. To view locality pay, visit the Office of Personnel Management.
Eligibility Requirements The individual must have completed a graduate course of study at a qualifying college or university, received the nomination of the dean or academic director, successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management administered assessment process and be selected as a finalist. An applicant must also:
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be able to obtain and hold a security clearance
Application Deadline Visit for more information.
Application Requirements and How to Apply

Visit for more information on the application and selection process.

NOTE: The PMF Program Office is presently redesigning the PMF website. In the coming weeks, the new website will launch as and several current web pages and URLs will be changing, so please refrain from book marking any pages. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Who to Contact for Additional Information For general information on the PMF program, visit:
Last Published Date: July 31, 2012
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