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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 (Texas)

Washington 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 (Internet).

The National Academies of Science and Engineering offer the Christine 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.

The Science and Technology 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 implemented legislatively.

The United States Department of State offers Internships for students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate level.

Science-Policy.Net maintains a comprehensive listing of science policy-related internships and fellowships.

The 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.

Last Update: 09 July 2014
Staff Contact: Erica Wissolik




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