Presidential Management Fellowship, CDC
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a highly selective, prestigious two-year training and leadership development program that is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The PMF Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter, to attract outstanding citizen-scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have an interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. It is the federal government’s premiere pipeline for moving advanced degree graduates into government leadership positions.
As part of the PMF program, fellows participate in a 4 to 6-month developmental assignment in another CDC program or at another external federal government agency. These developmental assignments and optional rotations are used to allow fellows the opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the federal government, while gaining management experience, and to learn about other program functions and areas.
During this 2-year paid fellowship, participants will receive:
- Hands-on experience
- Classroom training
- Seminars and conferences
- Developmental assignments
- Optional rotations
Eligibility is based on completion of advanced degree requirements by August 31st of the following year of the annual application.
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If you have completed an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university during the previous two years from the opening date of the PMF Program’s annual application announcement, you are eligible to apply.
The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the annual application and assessment process. For detailed eligibility requirements, check out the Eligibility webpage. Once the application period opens, it will appear on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows”. Review the Application Process to learn more about all the steps to apply.
- The application period for the 2021 class of fellows is September 30- October 14, 2020
- Announcement of the PMF Class of 2021 Finalists will occur approximately 6 weeks after the end of the application period