Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE)

Pictured above is the 2017 Class of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. AIChE’s interns were: Lauren Bartels of Tulane (front row, first from left), who focused on seawater desalination in the U.S.; Elena Shanin of the University of Utah (back row, sixth from left), who studied thermal distributed energy resources; Julia Zhuang of Yale (front row, second from left), who advocated for the deployment of advanced microgrids.
Pictured above is the 2017 Class of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. AIChE’s interns were: Lauren Bartels of Tulane (front row, first from left), who focused on seawater desalination in the U.S.; Elena Shanin of the University of Utah (back row, sixth from left), who studied thermal distributed energy resources; Julia Zhuang of Yale (front row, second from left), who advocated for the deployment of advanced microgrids.

AIChE’s WISE Program: AIChE brings undergraduate students to Washington, DC, each summer as part of the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. 

Engineering students entering their final year of undergraduate studies are selected to conduct research on a public policy issue for 9 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C. They have the opportunity to learn about the interaction between the engineering community and the government in matters of public policy, and to see how engineers can contribute to public policy decisions in complex technological matters.

Engineering societies, including AIChE, select and sponsor students for this program. Students in the program are under the guidance of a prominent engineering professor.

Selection criteria include:

  • academic record
  • essay
  • extracurricular activities
  • interest in public policy

For more information, visit the WISE Home Page at http://www.wise-intern.org

Deadline: 
December 31, 2017
Award: 

A $2,100 stipend plus housing are provided.

Instructions: 

Applicant must be (1) a Junior or Senior engineering student or a recent engineering graduate beginning study in a graduate-level, technology policy-related program; (2) a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and (3) a student (or higher grade) member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Only completed applications will be considered. A complete application includes: (1) a completed application form (two pages and two attached essays); (2) a copy of your official transcript(s); and (3) two letters of reference (at least one of which must be from an engineering faculty member who supervised your work).

Apply for the 2018 AIChE WISE Program, please submit your completed 2017 WISE Application by mail or email to:

AIChE WISE Program
c/o Stephen R. Smith
Director, Publications & Communications
AIChE
120 Wall St., 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Email: steps@aiche.org

To see examples of previous years policy's papers please visit:

WISE Journal of Engineering and Public Policy