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Presidential Management Fellows Program

The Office of Personnel Management manages the Presidential Management Fellows program and the annual selection process for program candidates. Bearing the presidential moniker, the program is an entry-level flagship leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. The program is designed to attract and select the best possible candidates with the goal of developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides resources and assistance to program participants during their first years of employment and encourages individuals to become effective leaders. The program creates a lasting bond, as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.

Graduate students from any academic discipline who are expected to complete an advanced degree (master's, law, or doctoral degree) from a qualifying college or university by Aug. 31 of the current academic year are eligible to apply to the program.

Learn more about the Presidential Management Fellows Program.