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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be paid?

Yes. Fellows earn a federal service salary at pay grades 9, 11, or 12, depending on qualifications. See the Salary Table for more information.

Will I be a CDC employee?

Yes. You will be a full-time employee of CDC during the fellowship.

Will I receive benefits?

You will receive the same employment benefits as other full-time CDC employees (such as medical insurance and vacation).

Are international candidates eligible for PMF?

No. You must be a U.S. citizen.

Will I be required to relocate?

It depends on your assignment which may be located in one of the following cities:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Hyattsville, Maryland
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Washington, DC

Will I be required to travel?

Yes. Fellows are required to travel for

  • OPM orientation in Shepherdstown, West Virginia
  • CDC orientation in Atlanta, Georgia

Additional travel requirements vary by position.

Will this fellowship help me get a job?

Yes. The PMF is a career-oriented fellowship. After successful completion, fellows may become full-time employees in their targeted position. Many PMF graduates work in leadership roles within the federal government.