SAE is now accepting applications for the 2009 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program.
Application deadline: December 31, 2008
The Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program offers a unique opportunity for eligible engineering students to spend a summer in Washington DC learning how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory policy decisions. It is a great program for students who may have interest in future public policy involvement either in government or with the corporate sector.
Throughout the nine weeks (June 9th to August 8th), students will meet with leaders in the Congress, regulatory and cabinet-level agencies within the Executive Branch, prominent non-governmental organizations, and industry. Based on these contacts plus addition research done during the internship, each student is responsible for preparing a public policy oriented paper on a current engineering related public policy issue that is important to them and their sponsoring society.
Applications for WISE are sought from outstanding engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy. Applicants should be undergraduate engineering students (juniors or seniors) or recent graduates beginning study in an engineering or technology policy-related Master’s program. Applicants must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.
Interested students should visit the SAE Web site for further information and an application.
Questions can be directed to Tim Mellon, SAE Washington DC Office, phone 1-202-463-7318.