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Apply to Intern in Washington, D.C. through ASHRAE

Apply to Intern in Washington, D.C. through ASHRAE

From eSociety, November 2018

Every summer, college students flood Washington, D.C., as interns. Among those, 12 to 15 engineering students learn how engineers can contribute to the intersection of technology and public policy through a paid internship program.

The ASHRAE Washington Office hosts a student every summer through the 10-week Washington Internship for Students of Engineering (WISE) program, which is for students entering their final year of undergraduate study.

Students learn about how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.

During the internship, each student writes a research paper on a relevant technology issue and assesses potential policy response.

ASHRAE’s 2018 WISE intern, Victor Rodriguez, Student Member ASHRAE, wrote about federal, state and private strategies that help build community resilience. Rodriguez is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Central Florida who plans to pursue a graduate level degree that focuses on the connection between technology and society. He served as the president of ASHRAE’s student branch at UCF.

Victor Rodriguez

Applications for the 2019 WISE Internship Program are due Dec. 31. Interested students should email questions to