Federal agencies partner with the Presidential Management
Fellows (PMF) Program Office to hire Fellows annually. Fellows
engage in solving domestic and international issues including, but
not limited to:
- Public Administration
- Foreign Policy
- Criminal Justice
- Financial Management
Eligibility criteria can be found under the Become a
The selection process is straightforward and consists of four
Applicants will be able to apply to the PMF Program via an
announcement on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). NOTE: The
announcement can only be found on USAJOBS when it is actually open.
During the application process, students create an on-line account
in our application system, otherwise referred to as the PMF TMS
(Talent Management System).
2. Assessment and Finalist Selection
Applicants are directed to complete the on-line assessment
during the application process. The on-line assessment is
administered in an unproctored environment and consists of three
components. Each component is timed. The on-line assessment will
help determine the selection of Finalists.
An "Assessment Preparation Guide" is available under the Become A
PMF\Assessment Process webpage. The Guide will be posted
prior to the launch of the application and may be updated
throughout the application cycle.
Information on the entire assessment process can be found in the
above referenced "Assessment Preparation Guide".
4. Agency Placement as a
Finalists can apply to openings at specific Federal Agencies as
a Presidential Management Fellow. Finalists who receive a job offer
from an agency, subject to a background investigation, must be
appointed within twelve months of the official announcement of
their selection as a Finalist. Before onboarding, the Finalist must
have completed all advanced degree
requirements. Advanced Degree means a professional or
graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).
NOTE: If a current Finalist reapplies to the next class
application, he/she forfeits their status upon initiating an
application and the on-line assessment. See the Become a
PMF\Eligibility section on this website for more