Each year, outstanding engineering students are selected to spend nine weeks in Washington, DC 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 US by the Princeton Review.
ABOUT THE WISE PROGRAM
Founded in 1980 through the collaborative efforts of several professional engineering societies, the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) has become one of the premier Washington internship programs. The program’s goal is to groom future leaders of the engineering profession in the United States who are aware of and who can contribute to the increasingly important issues at the intersection of science, technology and public policy.
Each year, the WISE societies select outstanding 3rd year or 4th year engineering/ computer science students, or students in engineering/ computer science graduate programs, from a nation-wide pool of applicants. The students spend nine (9) weeks in the summer in Washington, DC during which they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.
Questions regarding the WISE program and how to apply should be directed at your appropriate WISE sponsor. However, please first review these webpages
since most questions can be answered here.
Throughout the program, the students will work with a faculty-member-in-residence who creates a schedule for the 9 weeks, during which the WISE interns interact with leaders in Congress, the Administration, industry, and prominent non-governmental organizations. Meetings with congressional Committees, executive office departments, and corporate government affairs offices are daily activities.
TIMEFRAME and DEADLINES
SUMMER 2013 – Monday, June 3rd through Friday, August 2nd
APPLICATION DEADLINE – Monday, December 31, 2012