SPIE-The International Society for Optics and Photonics
Pascale Barnett Education Services Coordinator, Education Services Dept. PO Box 10 Bellingham WA 98227-0010 USA Phone: 360-685-5452 Fax: 360-647-1445 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org  Website: http://spie.org/x27652.xml 
Fellows are evaluated on the basis of technical competence, work experience, ability to serve in a public environment, and evidence of service to SPIE, OSA, and the Optics and Photonics Communities. Prospective Fellows must have: a PhD. or equivalent doctoral level degree by program orientation; significant familiarity with optical engineering or science disciplines; a working understanding of the optical engineering and science communities; and demonstrated interest in the public policy process. Federal employees are not eligible. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science and engineering to the solution of United States policy issues is required. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and possess the flexibility to tackle a variety of work. Specifically excluded as selection criteria are age, sex, creed, race, ethnic background, and partisan political affiliations.
One - Cosponsored with The Optical Society (OSA)
Send application materials to:
Sarah Cogan The Optical Society OSA/SPIE Congressional Fellowship Program 2010 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20036 Fax: 202-416-1409 E- mail: email@example.com 
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org  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