Presidential Management Fellowship Application – for SIS grad students finishing degrees by August 31, 2010 

Please note: Students from other AU schools should contact the school PMF representative. If you don’t know who that person is, please contact Travis Sheffler in the AU Career Center: 202-885-1804.

From: Sharon K. Weiner, SIS PMF Nominating Official

RE: The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF)

What is the PMF?
The U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management describes the Presidential Management Fellows Program as “a stepping stone to highly visible and respected leadership positions in the federal government.” This two-year full-time fellowship is a leadership development program designed to groom recent graduates for careers in federal service. The fellowship includes 80 hours of training a year, rotations with different government agencies, and accelerated promotions. Most fellows start at a Grade 9 level, and receive full federal employee benefits. After the first year, PMFs are eligible for promotion GS-11 to GS-13. Federal agencies must offer fellows a permanent full-time position upon successful completion of the fellowship. More than 90 percent of PMFs convert to regular government service at a GS-12 level or above.

Who is eligible for the PMF?
Students who will graduate from American University with an advanced degree (an MA, PhD or JD) between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010.

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