2014 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering, USA

2014 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering, USA

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Applications for the 2014 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program are now being accepted. WISE seeks applications from exceptional engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy. The summer 2014 program takes place from June 1st – August 2nd at Washington DC.

Each year, outstanding engineering students are selected to spend nine weeks in Washington, D.C., learning about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.  The WISE Program is ranked as one of the best Internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review.

To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST BE:

  • Citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States. You may not apply for the program if you are not already a permanent resident of the United States.
  • Juniors, seniors, or entering their final year of undergraduate studies in engineering (or computer science). WISE will also accept applications from engineering grads who are beginning Masters level study in a technology policy-related degree.

How to Apply

Applicants should select a sponsoring society from the list and fill out an application form, write two (2) brief essays in response to questions provided, arrange for two (2)faculty references, and forward an official transcript. WISE applicants should apply directly to their desired sponsor using the contact information provided below. Send all application materials to your chosen sponsoring society.

NOTE: Some of the WISE societies – AIChE, ANS, ASME, IEEE and SAE – will sponsor only individuals who are members of their societies at the time of application. If you are a member of a society that doesn’t sponsor a WISE intern, e.g. ASCE which does not participate in the WISE program, please consider joining one of the sponsoring societies.

For more information and to apply, click here.