Apply for a 2021-2022 ASME Congressional Fellowship in Energy, Bioengineering, or Advanced Manufacturing!
Sep 21, 2020
ASME is currently accepting applications for our 2021-2022 ASME Congressional Fellowships offering opportunities in Energy, Bioengineering, and Advanced Manufacturing to promote engineering for the greater good! ASME Members selected to serve as ASME Congressional Fellows will spend one year in Washington, DC serving on the staff of a congressional committee, U.S. Senator, or U.S. Representative. ASME Congressional Fellowships are designed to demonstrate the value of engineering-government interaction, while bringing technical backgrounds and external perspectives to the decision-making process in Congress and providing a unique life changing experience to the Fellow.
ASME was the first professional engineering and scientific society to have the vision to place an ASME Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Congress in 1973. Policymakers are addressing major legislative and policy issues that are facing our nation and as federal legislation becomes increasingly technical, the need for engineering expertise is essential. For the past 47 years, ASME Congressional Fellows have provided a valuable public service to the nation while at the same time providing engineers with a unique opportunity to participate directly in the policymaking process. The result is effective and technologically appropriate public policy based on sound engineering principles.
ASME Congressional Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $80,000. Fellows typically serve from September through August, although a January through December term is an option. All Fellows must be U.S. citizens and ASME members at the time of application. The following credentials are encouraged: at least five years of professional experience; an advanced engineering degree and, some public policy experience.
ASME Congressional Fellowships are sponsored by ASME Government Relations, the ASME Foundation, the ASME Petroleum Division and the ASME Bioengineering Division. For additional information about our current Fellows, visit “Meet ASME’s Federal Government Fellows.”
Please visit the ASME Foundation to learn how you can support this invaluable program by donating to the Campaign for Next Generation Engineers Who Transform The World!
Contact Kathryn Holmes, Director, ASME Government Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about our 2021-2022 ASME Congressional Fellowship opportunities.