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Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program

ANS is a full participant in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) Program, with support for two students. ANS-sponsored students must be student members of the Society.

The WISE Program is co-sponsored by several professional engineering societies. The Program is open to students in engineering or technology and policy programs who are in their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or in graduate school. Approximately 12 outstanding students are selected in a nationwide competition to spend 9 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C., led by a faculty-member-in-residence (FMR).

WISE seeks applications from exceptional engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy.

ANS student members should complete the ANS application form, write two (2) brief essays in response to questions provided, arrange for two (2) faculty references, and forward an official transcript.

During their internship, they attend a series of seminars to learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. Each intern also completes an independent research project and paper dealing with a technology policy issue. Interns are housed at George Washington University at the expense of the WISE Program, and receive a stipend for the summer.

Office space for the ANS interns is provided by the Nuclear Energy Institute. The WISE Internship is not a paid internship. Students receive a stipend of $2,100 to assist with living and travel expenses. WISE-sponsored, dormitory housing is covered.

Applications for the WISE Program are now being accepted.

Deadline: February 1

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