Shaping Public Policy
IEEE-USA is the eyes, ears and voice of America’s technology professionals in Washington, D.C., and the state capitals. Dedicated volunteers and experienced staff work directly with our nation’s leaders to craft technically sound solutions to the challenges facing the country and technology professionals. Efforts include:
Artificial Intelligence: How can policy-makers help advance this emerging technology and ethically integrate AI systems into society?
High-Skill Immigration: We fight to protect American and non-American workers in the United States to ensure a strong, prosperous high-tech workforce.
Research: We promote basic and applied research at agencies including NASA, NIST and the NSF by fighting to protect their budgets and allow researchers to use research dollars more efficiently.
Intellectual Property: As the leading voice for small and independent inventors, we fight for a patent system that is accessible to all innovative people.
Opportunities for members include:
IEEE-USA Public Policy Committees – Committees develop and promote IEEE-USA’s legislative agenda, as well as policy position statements, white papers, amicus curiae briefs, and other policy communications to support U.S. members’ careers and to ensure national security and prosperity.
IEEE-USA Government Fellowships – U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State and USAID
WISE Internships – Student members can spend a summer in Washington, D.C., learning how IEEE members can be involved in the policy process.
IEEE-USA Smart Brief (free weekly subscription newsletter on technology policy. Subscribe now)
SET Congressional Visits Day (CVD) – Annual two-day event culminating with face-to-face visits with legislators on Capitol Hill.