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27.013 Presidential Management Intern Program

AUTHORIZATION:

Executive Order 12008, August 25, 1977; Executive Order 12364, May 24, 1982; Executive Order 12645, July 12, 1988.
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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.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Federal Employment
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Training
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Provision of Specialized Services
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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.

Credentials/Documentation:   Written agreement with the employing Federal Department or agency to hire or host an intern.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   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.

Deadlines:   Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

Not Applicable.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Not applicable.

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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.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Not applicable.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   Mobility assignment agreement forms are required for all temporary intergovernmental assignments.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

24-4571-0-4-805.

Obligations:   (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.

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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.

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.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

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 WWW.opm.gov., 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.

Web Site Address:   http://www.opm.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

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