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  • Anne Schmitt  SPA Program Coordinator
    (202) 885-6201
    Ward Circle Building, Room 310

    Professor Harvey Lieber
    (202) 885-6235
    Ward Circle Building, Room 325

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Presidential Management Fellowships

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program attracts outstanding masters or doctoral-level students to careers in the federal service. This rigorous two-year paid fellowship includes 80-hours of training each year, challenging assignments, accelerated promotions, and opportunities to network between agencies. It is a stepping stone to highly visible and respected leadership positions in the federal government. Fellows are hired by agencies and given exposure to domestic and international issues in the following areas:

  • Accounting/Finance/MBA
  • Health/Medical Science
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Public Policy
  • Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Statistics
  • International Affairs
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law

American University students have done very well in this fellowship program: in 2012-13, AU had 19 finalists, ranking third among all universities in the U.S.

For More Information:

OPM PMF website: www.pmf.gov

For more information, email SPA-PMF@american.edu

Success Story

Tamara Rivera

AU is a Common Theme in Prestigious PMF Program

When Tamara Rivera, SPA/MA ’08 and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the State Department, didn’t realize she would feel so at home in the prestigious program. “American University” was a common starting point for participants.

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