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

Volunteers at School Without Walls on Freshmen Day of Service 2017

Presidential Fellows Participate in the 9th Annual Freshman Day of Service & Convocation

October 25, 2017

Over GW 2,200 students, faculty, and staff - including the Presidential Fellows - participated in GW’s ninth annual Freshman Day

Searching for the Presidential Fellow 2018-20 Cohort

October 25, 2017

This year, the Recruitment and Selection Committees combined to create a more streamlined process for managing the outreach proc

Managing up is a PAF competency.

Managing Up: The Key to Creating a Better Work Environment

October 25, 2017

Dor and I presented on the professional development competency of Managing Up.

PAF Helen Christy Powell

From Interest to Profession: Countering Violent Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland SEcurity

October 25, 2017

As a Master’s candidate in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School, I am excited to continue my academic pursuits in national security.

PAF Emily Somberg in Paris

Paris: City of Opposites

October 25, 2017

The path to my research focus has not been an expected one.


Presidential Fellows Welcome Alumni and President LeBlanc During Colonials Weekend Reception

October 25, 2017

The Presidential Fellowship celebrated our own annual family reunion on Friday, October 20th during GW’s Colonials Weekend. The current Fellows, the Advising Team, and dozens of alumni and guests gathered together to chat, celebrate the program’s legacy, and toast to the future of the program. We were also joined by GW’s new president, Dr. Thomas LeBlanc.


Annual Reports

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