Applications are open for the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) 2018-19 School Ambassador Fellowship program. The program is designed to improve education for students by involving educators in the development and implementation of national education policy. The department is looking for outstanding teachers, principals, counselors, librarians and any other school-based professionals that interact daily with students and teachers.

Teachers, principals, school counselors, librarians and other school personnel who work with students are encouraged to apply for a Washington fellowship, a full-time appointment at USED headquarters in Washington. Teachers also can apply for a campus fellowship, a part-time appointment in which fellows collaborate with USED while continuing to work in their home communities.

The application deadline is Feb. 14. Visit USED’s website for more information and to apply.