The Optical Society (OSA)
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral-level degree and be a member of one of the sponsoring societies (OSA, MRS, SPIE). Candidates should also have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills as well as a demonstrable interest in public policy
Two – one jointly sponsored with the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the other jointly sponsored with The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
MRS/OSA: 1995 OSA/SPIE: 1999
Send the application materials below to:
Brandy Dillingham The Optical Society Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow Program 2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036-1023 firstname.lastname@example.org 
A resume, no longer than two pages, providing information about educational background, professional employment, community and professional activities, public policy and legislative experience and committee and advisory group appointments plus one additional page for professional publications and presentations.
Statement of up to 1,000 words addressing the applicant's interest in the fellowship, career goals, contributions the applicant believes he/she can make as a Fellow to the legislative process and what the applicant wants to learn from the experience.
Three signed letters of reference, specifically addressing the applicant's ability to work on Capitol Hill as a special legislative assistant. Letters of reference should be emailed directly to email@example.com  by the reference and must be in PDF format, on official letterhead and include an electronic or scanned signature. Letters of reference should not be sent by the candidate themselves.
Deadline: First Friday in January