Presidential Management Fellows Program
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates*. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities.
*Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master’s, Ph.D., J.D.).