2015 PMF Application Information Sessions

Rachel Howell
September 19, 2014

The PMF program began in 1977 to help graduate students with advanced degrees in public policy or law transition to a career in the federal government. Over time, the program expanded to include more than just law and public policy, and in 2014, the PMF program began recruiting graduate students and postdocs in science, technology, engineering, and math through a new PMF-STEM track. Last year 91 applicants were selected as PMF-STEM finalists.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office invites interested applicants to join us for two upcoming webcasts, conducted through Adobe Connect, to provide information for the Class of 2015 PMF application. 

Academia are asked to share this information with students interested in applying to the PMF Program.

The Class of 2015 PMF application will open from October 1-15, 2014, and the announcement can be found at www.USAJOBS.gov when it opens (simply search for “Presidential Management Fellows” during the open period).

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at www.pmf.gov.   In addition, the 2015 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide has been published to the website.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern Time):  A one-time Applicant Information Session that will focus on a general overview of the PMF Program, the 2015 PMF application, and a panel of current Fellows offering their advice and experiences.  There will also be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Wednesday, October 8 from 1:30-3:30pm (Eastern Time):  A question and answer session where applicants may submit questions regarding the 2015 PMF application cycle.

These webcasts will be conducted on-line through Adobe Connect and will have dedicated PMF Program Office staff to answer questions.  Applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/and select “Enter as a Guest.”  Please note, the audio from the webcasts will be provided through your computer/device audio output.

As a reminder, these webcasts are intended for applicants planning to apply to the 2015 PMF application.  General information about the PMF Program can be found on the PMF website at www.pmf.gov.  

The PMF Class of 2015 application is scheduled for October 1-15, 2014.  Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found under the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at www.pmf.gov.

In addition, we have updated the list of STEM-eligible disciplines several Federal agencies have projected for as having a need during the 2015 cycle.  Information about the PMF STEM Track Pilot and the 2015 disciplines can be found here:  http://www.pmf.gov/the-opportunity/pmf-stem.aspx.