The PMF program was established by Executive Order in 1977.  It is designed to attract to the federal service outstanding graduate students from a wide variety of academic disciplines who have an interest in, and commitment to a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs.

Selectees as Presidential Management Fellows with the Social Security Administration are involved either in analyzing the policies and procedures for delivery of our program and services to the public, or administering support to our field office employees as they provide those services.  The positions are Management Support Specialist in a field office and Regional Management Analyst or Program Specialist in a regional office.

SSA will provide the intern with several rotational assignments as well as training during the two-year PMF internship to prepare the candidate for the target position.