Presidential Management Intern Program


To attract to the Federal service graduate students of exceptional potential who are receiving advanced degrees in a variety of academic disciplines and who have a clear interest in and a commitment to a career in the analysis and management of Public Policies and Programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Federal Employment; Training; Provision of
Specialized Services.
Program Accomplishments
Each year Presidential Management Intern nominations are submitted by Deans of graduate level programs to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The nomination deadline is in October and finalists are notified in March. Interns are eligible for conversion to the competitive service after the 2-year internship. Interns are currently working for more than 54 departments and agencies. In fiscal year 2001, approximately 350 PMI's were hired (out of maximum of 400) by Federal agencies. More than 1,500 applications were received.
Executive Order 12008, August 25, 1977; Executive Order 12364, May 24, 1982; Executive Order 12645, July 12, 1988.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments and organizations eligible to participate in the IPA mobility program are eligible to host Presidential Management interns on rotational assignments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State and local governments and organizations.
Written agreement with the employing Federal Department or agency to hire or host an intern.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Letter to intern's Federal agency outlining duties and responsibilities and eligibility requirements of interns for rotational assignments.
Award Procedure
Rotational work assignments must be negotiated between the participating government and the Federal agency.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Interns employed by Federal agencies can rotate to other branches of the Federal Government and/or to State and local governments for temporary assignments during their 2-year internships. Internships can be extended for a third year, however, this is the exception rather than the rule.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Mobility assignment agreement forms are required for all temporary intergovernmental assignments.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Rotational assignments generally do not exceed 4 months in length but may be negotiated.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Students may obtain information from their college career guidance office, via telephone by contacting the Career America Connection at (912) 757-3000 or via internet at, under Presidential Manager Intern Program.
Headquarters Office
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Philadelphia Service Center, Presidential Management Intern Program, Federal Building, 600 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Telephone: (215) 597-7136 or (215) 597-1920.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) Not seperately identifiable. OPM accepts reimbursement from participating agencies through a revolving fund for certain program costs. Employing agencies pay salaries, benefits and other program costs directly.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
PMI Program Information and Application Package; further information maybe obtained from the offices listed under Information Contacts section of the program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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