As a Congressman and engineer, I am very
pleased to see the engineering societies help future leaders of the engineering profession
learn about the role of public policy in science and technology." Rep. Joe Barton
Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE)
WISE is a summer internship program in engineering
and public policy. Third-fourth year engineering and computer science students
and graduates pursuing policy-related graduate studies are selected in a
nationwide competition to spend 9 weeks during the summer in Washington, DC, learning how
engineers contribute to public policy decisions on complex technology issues.
Each year, IEEE sponsors 2-3 IEEE
U.S. student members in the WISE Program. For more information on the program and how to
apply, visit the official WISE home
page. For information on IEEE's participation in the
WISE program, contact Erica Wissolik, IEEE-USA, 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, by phone at (202)
530-8347-0017, by fax at
(202) 785-0835, or by e-mail at
National Academies of Science and
Engineering offer the
Mirzayan Internship Program, which engage graduate and postdoctoral science,
engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in science and technology
policy and to familiarize them with the interactions between science, technology, and
government. The program runs in two sessions: 12 weeks beginning in January and 10
weeks beginning in June.
Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives offers unpaid
internships to students interested in
learning first-hand how our nation's science and technology policies are developed and
States Department of State offers
Internships for students
at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level.
maintains a comprehensive listing of science policy-related
internships and fellowships.
Washington Center for
Internships and Academic Seminars is hosting a
Motorola-sponsored Internship program on
Science, Technology and Society.
Also consult AAAS' Guide
to Graduate Education in Science, Engineering and Public Policy for more information.
09 July 2014
Contact: Erica Wissolik