Become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF)

UPDATE: We will host an information session that will also be live-streamed on Tuesday, September 24, from 1:00 – 1:50 PM in Room 1109. If interested, please register here.

The PMF Program Office will also be leading webinars for candidates on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 27, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion
For more information, see their news and events page.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you a final year student or recent graduate interested in joining the next cohort of emerging government leaders at the federal level? Consider applying for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

Candidates selected for the opportunity will be appointed for a two-year term with full salary and benefits and receive intensive training on leadership, management, policy, and other relevant topics. Past PMFs from Columbia School of Social Work have worked at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The tentative dates for the upcoming PMF Class of 2020 application cycle (October 3-17, 2019) are now posted on their 2020 Application page, where you can find detailed information on EligibilityApplication ProcessApplication Tips, and Assessment Process. You can also access the 2020 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide.

Stay tuned for a PMF Webinar that we will host in early Fall, prior to the application period. If you’re interested and would like to stay informed, please fill out this form.

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