Public Policy Internships
IEEE-USA participates in the highly competitive Washington Internships for Students of Engineering is a ten week summer program that introduces engineering and computer science students to science and technology policy and how our profession can contribute to public policy decisions on complex technology issues.
Of similar interest, the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives offers summer internships for students interested in the intersection of science, technology and public policy.
The White House offers Internships which allows students with an interest in public service to work in one of over 30 offices in the White House Office, Office of the Vice President, and the Office of Policy Development.
IEEE offers a number of technical (and non-technical) summer and temporary intern opportunities.
Tech-Interns.Com (ASEE) is a web gateway to internships and research opportunities in the science and engineering fields.
Internships.Com bills itself as the definitive source for internship information. You have to buy their city/regional guides...not much is available on-line. This is not an endorsement, since we have not purchased their guides and can't tell you how useful they are.
Biomedical Engineering Internships are available from:
The National Research Council's Research Associateship Program (RAP) supports Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship opportunities at thirty federal laboratories and NASA Research Centers at over one hundred locations in the United States and overseas.
If you are aware of (or your company offers) technical internships for students of electrical/electronics engineering and computer science/information technology, and you would like to reach IEEE student members with information, drop a line to IEEE-USA with the details.
The IEEE provides a number of scholarships and awards through its technical societies, regions and other organization units in support of qualified student members.
The Fullbright Visiting Scholar program provides grants for research and teaching abroad (and for non-U.S. scholars in the U.S.).
The FinAid.Com offers a wealth of information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
FastWeb is a searchable database of over 180,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loan opportunities.
Supercollege.Com is geared toward the college bound student and offers a variety of resources, including a searchable scholarship database.
Wired Scholar provides info and resources to help you "unravel the mystery of the college and the financial aid application process."
Here are links to engineering design competitions that may be of interest to student members. If you know of others, drop the URL to Chris Brantley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's more to an engineering career than technical skills. Successful engineers are flexible, always looking to broaden their knowledge, and aware of the issues that affect their profession.
Working in collaboration with the Regional Activities Board, IEEE-USA's Student Professional Awareness Committee supports Student Professional Awareness Conferences (SPACs) and Student Professional Awareness Ventures (SPAVes), which are special events and activities organized by IEEE Student Branches to expose student members to professional issues and concerns, such as career growth, ethics, self-managment, engineers and public policy, and the role of the professional society.
IEEE's Student Concourse provides general information of interest to student members and links to home pages maintained by IEEE Student Branches across the U.S. and around the World.
Concerned about the social implications of technology and its application? IEEE's Society on Social Implications of Technology sponsors conferences and provides resources which may be of interest. You can also check out Student Pugwash USA a non-profit, educational association with chapters across the U.S. concerned with solving global problems through the responsible use of science and technology. Student Pugwash is an offshoot of the Nobel Prize winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.
Start by visiting TryEngineering.Org, a joint collaboration between IEEE, IBM, Sloane and others, which provide information for students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors.
If you are contemplating a career in the electrical, electronics, or computer engineering fields, check out the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, a new on-line resource established in cooperation with the Sloan Foundation. Also take a peek at Your Career, a guidance brochure developed by IEEE-USA.
Explore Discover Engineering On-Line, which will introduce you to the world of engineers, answers frequently asked questions and provides a host of entertaining and informative games and down-loadables.
The American Society for Engineering Education's Engineering K-12 Center collects a variety of guidance and teachering resources.
The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) also provides a variety of programs including student competitions, engineering aptitude tests, and a wide variety of guidance materials.
The National Academies of Science and Engineering have set up a Career Planning Center for beginning scientists and engineers. You'll have to register to use this site, which includes mentors, job listings, internship information, career advice and links to other on-line resources.
Students.Gov is a student gateway to U.S. government services directed at high school students embarking on post-secondary education and college students.
Engineer Girl! is a resource for young girls interested in finding out more about engineering careers.
NerdGirls seeks to empower female engineering students and challenge the stereotypes and myths about women in engineering.
If you are an engineer reading this page for clues on how to mentor engineering students, consult the National Academy Press book, Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering.
19 September 2008
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