Each year, the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) sponsoring societies select outstanding engineering students from among their members to participate in the nine-week WISE program in Washington, D.C. Students discover how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, while also learning how engineers and scientists can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory decision-making.

WISE seeks applications from exceptional IEEE student members who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy.


  • You MUST BE a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States. You may not apply for the program if you are not already a permanent resident of the United States.
  • You must be a junior, senior, or entering your final year of undergraduate studies in engineering (or computer science). IEEE will also accept applications from engineering grads who are beginning Masters level study in a technology policy-related degree.

WISE 2021 Recap

2021 WISE Interns

Staff Contacts

Erica Wissolik
Program Manager, Government Activities
Phone: 202-530-8347
Email: e.wissolik@ieee.org