SPIE - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships
SPIE-The International Society for Optics and Photonics
Education Services Coordinator, Education Services Dept.
PO Box 10
Bellingham WA 98227-0010 USA
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.
Number of Fellows Selected:
One - Cosponsored with The Optical Society (OSA)
Type(s) of Fellowship Offered:
Year Fellowship was Established:
How to apply:
Send application materials to:
The Optical Society
OSA/SPIE Congressional Fellowship Program
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20036
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