The George Washington University Presidential Administrative Fellowship offers high-achieving seniors the opportunity for professional development and a Master's degree at GW. Founded in 1989, the PAF program requires a two-year commitment and fellows contribute to the advancement of the GW community by serving as ambassadors through their academic, professional, and personal involvement.

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PAF Program Updates

alex trails

Alex’s Trail Recommendations

March 31, 2017

Hi Friends, I’ve done three marathons in the past and to train I run a different route every day of the week in D.C. to make my runs fresh and exciting!

zinhle paris

Zinhle Hosts Film Screening in Paris, During Short-Term Abroad

March 31, 2017

In Zinhle's final semester at GW, she signed up for the “Globalization in the Media” short-term abroad course through the School of Media and Public Affairs program. With the support of the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund, she participated in the course in Paris, France, over spring break.

Marcus teaching

Marcus teaches GW Medicine Residents and Interns about Health Disparities in D.C.

March 31, 2017

Over winter break, Marcus was offered an incredible academic opportunity to teach a course entitled “Washington, D.C. through a Medical Lens” to over 100 GW Internal Medicine residents and interns.

PAFs' Alternative Spring Breaks

March 31, 2017

Over spring break, Alec, Marisa, Max, and Zunara had the opportunity to serve domestically and internationally as Learning Partners for GW’s Alternative Service Breaks program, with issues ranging from disaster relief and sustainability, to animal rights and homelessness.

PAFs meet BOT Chair

A Conversation on Problem-Solving and Creativity with GW Board Chair Nelson Carbonell

March 31, 2017

Nelson Carbonell, Chair of the GW Board of Trustees, joined the PAF weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 7th for a discussion on problem-solving and creativity.


Marcus on Self Knowledge

February 27, 2017

During PAF Spring Training, the PAFs engaged in an interactive session on the self knowledge professional development competency.


Annual Reports

Each year, Presidential Administrative Fellows write an annual report about important events and activities that took place during the year.