ASME Congressional Fellowship

ASME has sponsored the Congressional Fellowship program to provide an opportunity for Society members to work with the U.S. Congress. The following credentials like at least five years of professional experience, advanced engineering degree, professional engineer registration, and public policy experience are encouraged to apply. Congressional fellows participate directly in the lawmaking process and learn how the federal government operates. ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow.

The ASME Foundation champions ASME’s mission to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life, and communicating the excitement of engineering.


All Fellowship Applicants must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. ASME member at the time of application

The following credentials are encouraged:

  1. At least five years of professional experience
  2. Advanced engineering degree
  3. Professional engineer registration and
  4. Public policy experience

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply on-line for ASME Congressional Fellowship through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Statement: Provide a statement between 500 and 1000 words describing why you are applying for the ASME Federal Government Fellowship program, how your experiences, abilities, and knowledge of government processes qualify you for a fellowship, your expectations of the program and any other pertinent information you believe would be of interest to the selection committee.
  • A current resume
  • References: The selection committee must receive three confidential letters of reference regarding your technical and professional abilities.
  • A statement from your employer approving a one-year leave of absence and agreeing to support your remaining salary, fringe benefits, and remaining relocation expenses.   This can be either uploaded as an attachment or mailed/faxed to:

Federal Government Fellows Program

ASME International

Washington Office

Email to Kathryn Holmes:

 Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • ASME has a limited number of stipends of $80,000 per congressional/federal government fellow
  • Fellows may serve from January through December, or September through August, at their option
  • Selected fellows will receive offers in late April or early May. ASME Congressional Fellows are required to attend a two-week orientation course in Washington, DC, in September.
  • Paid for by ASME, but administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the course provides useful training and a foundation for a fellow’s network that serves as both a formal and informal resource for participants throughout the fellowship year.

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted September 9, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

Link for More Information:

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