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 and the National Science Foundation. 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 15 outstanding students are selected in a nationwide competition to spend 10 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C., led by a faculty member-in-residence.
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.
Travel expenses to and from Washington are also defrayed by the Program. Office space for the ANS interns is provided by the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Applications for the 2014 WISE Program are now being accepted. The deadline is December 31.
Last updated February 5, 2015, 10:41am CST