Student Opportunities


Check out opportunities for policy learning and engagement below.

Third Thursdays, Student Advising with the Clark-Fox Policy Institute – next session is February 15, 2017!
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Hillman 100

Students are invited to attend Third Thursdays, a monthly open-door advising session hosted by Clark-Fox Policy Institute leadership with guest presenters. Come meet with your peers and network with experts in policy. Enjoy some pizza and get your career/course questions answered!


Looking to embark on a career path that connects you to government, public policy and advocacy? Get started by connecting to our cross-campus Government and Public Policy Career Community (GPP).

Government and Public Policy Career Group Advising

Every Wednesday
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Hillman 100

Date Description
Monday, October 23, 2017 (12 Noon ET) Application for the PMF Class of 2018 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at; search for “Presidential Management Fellows”NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period. 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (12 Noon ET) Application for the PMF Class of 2018 closes
Week of November 13, 2017 Applicants notified of selection of Finalists

Once the application opens, you will be able to access the PMF application via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS ( The USAJOBS announcement will include detailed instructions on how to apply. You do not need a USAJOBS applicant user account to apply for the PMF Program.

When the application opens, you must submit a resume and transcript (and/or alternative), and supporting documentation for any of the following thay apply to you:

  • requesting reasonable accommodations,
  • claiming veterans’ preference, and/or
  • claiming Native American/Indian preference.

We strongly encourage you to be proactive by preparing all required documents prior to the application launching date. For example, you may need to consult with your academic institution on the process for obtaining a transcript (and/or alternative) beforehand. Please review the Application Tips for specifics on resumes and transcripts. Here is the assessment guide to help prepare for the online application.

Considering a career in government and public policy? Email and request to be added to the Government and Public Policy Workgroup. Students can gain access to resources and weekly events that will assist in professional development and enhance employment prospects. This is a university wide workgroup that engages and educates students on policy related activities.