APPLICATION FOR WASHINGTON INTERNSHIPS
FOR STUDENTS OF ENGINEERING (WISE)
Applicant must be (1) a Junior or Senior engineering or computer science/ engineering student or a recent engineering graduate beginning study in a graduatelevel, technology policy-related program; (2) a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and (3) a student (or higher grade) member of ASHRAE. Only completed applications will be considered. A complete application includes the following: (1) a completed application form (two pages and TWO essays); (2) a copy of your official transcript(s); and (3) two letters of reference (at least one of which must be from an engineering faculty member who supervised your work).
University in which enrolled:
Expected date of graduation:
Special areas of interest:
GPA (major field):
ASHRAE Student Member #:
How did you find out about the WISE Program:
List any ASHRAE student office(s) held (and year) along with any ASHRAE student or other extra-curricular activities in which you have participated in the last three to four years:
Prepare and attach two short essays on the following topics. Each essay should be approximately 500 words (one page), single spaced, with 12 point type.
Essay 1: Why should engineers be concerned about public policy issues and what can they contribute to the process?
Essay 2: What specific technology-related public policy issue would you like to explore during the 9-week program and why?
There are no right or wrong answers. The essays are reviewed primarily as samples of your writing. They also help your sponsoring societies better understand your interests and your grasp of policy issues. If chosen for the WISE program, your answer to question (2) does not constitute a topic selection; topics will be finalized after consultation with your sponsoring society.: