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Programs for Graduate School Students


  • The PMF Program is designed to attract outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines who have a clear interest in a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs.
  • Fellowships are for two years, during which time fellows participate in a variety of activities to enhance their leadership and management skills and to prepare them to qualify for a career position upon graduation from the program.
  • Fellows maybe appointed at grade GS-9, GS-11, or GS-12 level. At the completion of the two years, interns are permanently placed in or promoted to a career position.

Recruiting Sources

  • Colleges and universities.


  • Candidate must be enrolled in a graduate law or doctoral-level course of study at a qualifying college or university.
  • Candidate must receive the nomination of the dean or academic program director.
  • Candidate must pass the OPM administered screening process.

OPM has additional information on the PMF program at


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