Thursday, August 12, 2010

PMF Success Stories

This just arrived in my inbox today. In conjunction with the new site launch, the PMF program is going to highlight what it calls "PMF Success Stories," the experiences of current PMFs with remarkable stories. The full text of the email is below (with identifying details redacted, of course). The question to the community is whether this is something that would be useful for any of you who are looking to apply or who are still looking for appointments?

Dear [Redacted],

The PMF Program will soon launch a new program website ( The homepage will include a section entitled “Highlights” and will randomly show a program highlight or success story, and photo of a current/former PMF.

We would like to hear from current and former PMFs who can share a remarkable PMF experience or success story so we can prepare your postings for when the new website launches (scheduled for September 15, 2010).

All submissions will need a release form (see attached) filled out and submitted to the PMF Program Office.

Please follow these instructions for your submission:

1. Send an email to [redacted] with the subject of “Highlights”, to include the following:
a. Your first and last name
b. PMF Class Year
c. Agency/Sub-Agency
d. A couple paragraphs of your program highlight/success story
2. Attach a graphic of your photo or a graphic related to the posting
3. Attach a signed release form or fax it to [redacted]

All entries will be reviewed, and potentially edited for space, prior to posting. If you have any questions please reply to this email.

We look forward to hearing from you and showcasing your experience on the PMF website!


PMF Program Manager


  1. I really like the idea of having profiles and photos of current Fellows up on the website. It gives a face to government service and I think can be valuable for both prospective applicants and for fostering a community among current Fellows and alumni.

    I often feel that government is a giant faceless entity, but I am optimistic that that is changing.

  2. 2 comments:

    (1) As of 8/24, PMF orientation dates are up on the PMF News page.
    (2) Can we talk about PMF rotations on the Hill? I'd like to know who, how, where, when...

  3. Thanks, Kam.

    As far as rotations on the Hill, I know they are possible, but I don't actually know much about how to go about doing it. In general, though, your rotation can be pretty much anything as long as your supervisor and your agency agree it serves their interests as well.