Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

The 2010-2011 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program application season will open on October 1, 2010.  The PMF Program is the premier program for leadership development in the public sector.  Its purpose is to attract outstanding men and women to the Federal service.  Each year the program draws fellows from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear commitment to excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.

The program provides a two-year federal government fellowship to individuals who have completed a graduate-level course of study at an accredited college or university.   Graduates who expect to complete an advanced degree during the 2010 – 2011 academic year are eligible to apply.

The PMF Program is a passport to a unique and rewarding career experience with the Federal Government.  PMF assignments may involve public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, engineering, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields in support of public service programs.

Numbers per year: In recent years the number of fellows has ranged between four hundred and six hundred.  There is not a set number of fellows selected per year. The number hired is based on the hiring projections of agencies as well as the number of highly-qualified applicants.

Salary: Fellows must have a graduate degree, and will be appointed at the GS-9, 11, or 12 pay level ($51,630 – $97,333 in the greater Washington DC area), depending on their degree and previous work experience.

Deadline: The on-line application for the PMF Class of 2011 will open on Friday, October 1, 2010 and close on Friday, October 15, 2010. Please note that, in addition to the on-line application, each school is required to nominate its students into the PMF Program.  Stay tuned for further information on Miami Law’s nomination process and deadline.

Further information on the PMF Program can be found on the PMF website.