Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) Program
The Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract outstanding individuals to the Federal service sector from a wide variety of academic disciplines. For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. Prime candidates for the PMF Program are those with a commitment to a career in government and interest in the analysis and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF program provides a continuing stream of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service.

Pathways Programs 
The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students and to careers for recent graduates, providing meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best suits you and your educational track. 

Internship Program
The Pathways internship program offer students, currently enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school.

Recent Graduates Program
The Pathways recent graduate program is for individuals who have recently received degrees or certificates from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply).

If you are a student or recent graduate interested in working at DCMA, we have opportunities for you.

The DCMA experience provides students and future employees an exciting opportunity to learn the Agency's mission, culture, processes and customers.



Real People...Real Stories

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I hit the ground running as a contract administrator in the Keystone program."

Contract Administrator

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The guidance and support they offer has helped me accomplish my goals and prepared me for the future."

Quality Assurance Specialist

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The perks were many. You receive on-the-job training, career advancement and mentoring opportunities."

Contract Administrator