Seeking Applicants for Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The Presidential Management Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for students currently working on their graduate degrees. This is a highly selective, rigorous leadership program that recruits outstanding graduate students for a two-year development fellowship at various Federal agencies. It is designed to attract 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.

This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes 160 hours of formal classroom training, challenging assignments, potential for accelerated promotions, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as Fellows are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, and financial management, to name a few.

Graduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to be nominated by their schools if they demonstrate breadth and quality of accomplishments, a capacity for leadership, and a commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. To be considered for nomination, you must submit your application to Susan E. Anderson, Assistant Vice President for Research & Director, Office of Research & Grants Administration, at or They must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011

For the application, you must include the following:

  • Description of your interest in the PMF Program, as well as why you consider yourself a qualified candidate (no longer than one page)
  • Resume/CV
  • Expected graduation date

More information about application, nomination, and selection is available on the PMF website, at Information about the timeline for the class of 2012 can be found at

We hope you will consider applying, as this is a very prestigious opportunity. Good luck to all who are interested!

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