Second- and third-year undergraduates in SEAS are eligible to participate in the school’s Science and Technology Policy Internship Program. The program places interns in Congress, executive agencies, and non-government organizations (such as think tanks) to work on science and technology policy for 10 weeks each summer. Placements are in Washington, DC, Richmond, and Paris. Admission is competitive and takes place during fall term. Those selected take a preparatory course during spring term. The program provides shared dormitory housing and a stipend during the summer. In Washington, the program merges with a similar endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Interns from the two schools share dormitory rooms, attend a speaker series, carry out service projects, and socialize together.
For more information on the program, see its website at http://www.sts.virginia.edu/pip.
You can contact the director at Policy Internship Program
Department of Science, Technology, and Society
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
PO Box 400744
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22904-4744