About WISE

How To Apply

WISE Sponsors

WISE Alumni

Journal of
& Public Policy

Intern Orientation




American Ceramic Society (ACerS)

American Institute
of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Nuclear Society (ANS)

American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


ASTM International

Institute of Electrical
and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE)

SAE International



























Connecting Engineers & Scientists
with Public Policy Since 1980

Each year, the WISE sponsoring societies select outstanding engineering students from among their memberhips to participate in the nine-week WISE program in Washington. Students discover how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues, while at the same time, learning how engineers and scientists can contribute to the legislative process and regulatory decision-making.

The WISE Program is ranked as one of the best Internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review.


Application Deadline for the 2017 program
31 December 2016


WISE Summer 2017 program dates

June 4 - August 4



Welcome to the 2016 WISE Interns!

WISE Summer 2016 program dates

Sunday, June 5 - Friday, August 5


George Basaly, AIChE, City College of New York

Michael Crenshaw, IEEE, Liberty University

Nicholas M. D’Angelo Jr., ASTM, University of Akron

Logan DiTullio, IEEE, Clemson University

Brenna Doherty, ASME, University of Wyoming

Tomas Wesley Green, AIChE,University of Kansas

Preston Kemp, SAE, Oklahoma Christian University

Jennifer Madary, IEEE, Penn State

Emily Sheffield, ASME, Harding University

Logan Sit, ANS, North Carolina State University

Austin Wright-Pettibone, AIChE, University of Washington


Dr. Michael Marcus will serve as the
2016 WISE faculty member in residence (FMR)



The Summer 2015 WISE Students

Please find their excellent work in the Journal of Engineering and Public Policy (Volume 19, September 2015)



WISE Alumni Now Linked In
Thanks to 2000 WISE Alumni Jon Horek, who established a  community to help WISE program alumni stay in touch.

WISE Video on IEEEtv
IEEEtv prepared a five minute video, featuring the 2008 participants of the WISE program. The video offers a program overview and feedback from Interns on the WISE experience.

Calling All WISE Alumni!

We need your input to help WISE develop proposals for new sponsors and funding sources.  Tell us how the WISE experience affected your career, what you learned from WISE and how you have used that knowledge and experience in your work, in your professional activities, and in your personal life.  Use the Alumni update report form or send your email directly to Chris BrantleyTestimonials are especially welcome and will be posted at the WISE website to help attract and inspire future WISE applicants.

WISE Alumni Hail from 147 Colleges and Universities

The more than 400 alumni of the WISE program come from a wide variety of colleges and universities -- from national engineering universities like M.I.T. and Stanford to smaller schools such as Cedarville College, Calvin College and the Tuskegee Institute.  The wide distribution of students reflects the diversity of the program, one of the things that makes WISE a unique experience.

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