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Welcome to the S&T Policy Internship Program!

This is the website of the Science and Technology Policy Internship Program of University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Looking to apply to become a 2013-2014 PIP Intern? Then download the Application Form and Reference Form to get started! Questions? Comments? Simply contact us.

From the Executive Director

SEAS students are problem-solvers. So why not work on problems that matter? Today's toughest problems are in public policy. How do we stimulate innovation and economic growth? How do we balance the conflicting needs for energy security and environmental sustainability? How do we protect public health and ensure national security?

More than ever, policy makers have to grapple with the scientific and technical issues behind all of these issues and more. If you're interested in working on challenges like these, the Policy Intern Program may be for you.

Want to work in the White House and brief the President's Science Advisor? Help the NIH or NSF make decisions about research funding? Maybe you're interested in helping developing nations deal with climate change or finding the right policies to promote green energy technologies. Or how about discussing your research on a national television news show?

Sure, our interns have done that. And more.

The Policy Intern Program is for current 2nd and 3rd years SEAS students who want to supplement their academic learning with a hands-on experience in the world of science and technology policy. Our interns are assigned to high-level 10-week summer placements that give them important work, unique experiences, and valuable skills that will serve them the rest of their lives.

As an intern, you'll take a spring seminar in Science and Technology policy that will prepare you for your internship in Washington, D.C. Interns also receive free housing in Washington, and a limited number of stipends are available for students on a financial need basis.

Ready for a summer that could change your life? Check out the website, talk to alumni and come to the information session on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 3:00 pm in the Rodman Room.

Sincerely,

Michael Rodemeyer
Executive Director,
PIP Program

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