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 Washington, 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.
Application Deadline for the 2017 WISE Program: December 31, 2016
Download the 2017 Application
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WISE Internships 2014 and 2015
In the picture are: Noah Rauschkolb (Left – ASHRAE's 2015 Intern), Mark Ames (Center), and Logen Johnson (Right – ASHRAE's 2014 Intern)
WISE Internship 2013
ASHRAE’s 2013 WISE Intern, Andrew Schranck (R) with Mark Ames (L)