HOW TO APPLY
SUMMER 2015 PROGRAM
MAY 31st - AUGUST 1st
Applications **Due 31 December 2014**
WISE seeks applications from exceptional engineering students who display
evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy.
Applicants should select a sponsoring society from the list below, fill out an application form, write two (2) brief
essays in response to questions provided, arrange for two (2) faculty references, and forward an
official transcript. WISE applicants should apply directly to their desired sponsor using
the contact information provided below. Send all application materials to your chosen sponsoring society.
For questions about the application forms and the application process
not covered in the FAQ, please contact the designated society coordinator for your sponsoring society.
NOTE: Some of the WISE societies - AIChE, ANS, ASME, IEEE and SAE - will sponsor only individuals who are members of their societies at
the time of application. If you are a member of a society that doesn't sponsor a WISE intern - for example, ASCE which does not participate in the WISE program - please consider joining one of the sponsoring societies.
To qualify for consideration:
- You MUST BE a citizen
or legal permanent resident of the
United States. You may not apply for the program if you are not already a permanent resident of the United States.
- You must be a juniors, a senior, or entering your
final year of undergraduate studies in engineering (or computer science).
WISE will also accept applications from engineering grads who are beginning
Masters level study in a technology policy-related degree.
PLEASE NOTE: The dates of the WISE program are not flexible. Due to the short nature of the WISE program, students MAY NOT MISS DAYS by arriving in Washington late, leaving early or taking vacations during the program. You MUST BE present for all 9 weeks.
In addition to the eligibility guidelines for participation in
the WISE program, each sponsoring society uses its own criteria in determining which students to select from its
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
3 Park Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5991
Contact: Stephen R. Smith
new application forms will be loaded late summer 2014
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
Attn: ANS WISE
American Nuclear Society
Outreach & Volunteer Development
555 N. Kensington Ave.
La Grange Park, IL 60526
Contact: Dr. Alan E. Levin
Attn: ASHRAE WISE
1828 L St, NW, Suite 906
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Doug Read or Mark Ames
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Attn: ASME WISE Program
1828 L Street, N.W., Suite 906
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Melissa Carl
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Contact: Jim Olshefsky
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2001 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4910
Contact: Erica Wissolik
Attn: SAE WISE Program
Director, Government Affairs
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-463-7318 or 724-772-7162
Fax: 202.434.8940 or 724.776.1830
Contact: Tim Mellon
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