The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program: An Overview of the 2017 Application Process

Are you interested in career opportunities within the U.S. federal government?

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is currently accepting applications for its prestigious two-year fellowship program.  This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits current graduate students (scheduled to complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2017) and recent graduates (completed an advanced degree by November 18, 2014 or sooner).  Opportunities are available in all career areas with a specific need for degrees related to Cybersecurity and Privacy.

Fellows receive two-year paid fellowships, competitive pay and benefits, and extensive training and professional development.  To learn more about the benefits of this program and the training you can receive, click here.

The application for the Class of 2017 are accepted from November 18 through December 1, 2016.  The application is quite extensive and, according to the PMF website, requires a minimum of three hours to complete.  Click here to learn about the 10-step application process.   Fortunately, UMUC Career Services is here to help and has prepared exclusive preparation materials for interested UMUC students and alumni.

To learn more about this opportunity and to view the preparation materials, click on this link in CareerQuest.  In the position description, there is a link to a PowerPoint presentation filled with tips and advice.  View the PowerPoint in slideshow mode to access a wide variety of links to assist you with your application.  You can also find additional tips and information in the Notes section of the presentation.

If you decide to apply, be sure to let us know by clicking “Apply” in the job posting in CareerQuest and then select the box under “Open Application.”

Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, December 1, so start your application today if you are interested.  If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact UMUC Office of Career Services by phone at 240-684-2720 or email We wish you the best of luck!!!

Program and application information can be found at