Founded in 1980 through the collaborative efforts of several professional engineering societies, WISE has become one of the premier Washington internship programs. Its goal is to groom future leaders of the engineering profession who are aware of and can contribute to the important intersections of technology and public policy.
From 12 to 15 outstanding engineering students entering their final year of undergraduate study are selected each year in a nation-wide competition to spend ten weeks in the summer in
D.C. During the internship they learn how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. The ASHRAE Washington Office hosts an outstanding engineering student every summer through this program.
ASHRAE is now accepting applicants for the 2014 WISE program, which runs from June 2nd to August 1st, 2014. Applications are due by December 31, 2013.
Visit the WISE Web site