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The Sci-ence and The Policy Internship Program

Summary: The Sci-ence and
The Policy Internship Program
prides itself on its ability to place
students in internship experiences
capable of altering their career expecta-
tions and perceptions of engineers'
role in public policy. Unlike with
typical Washington internships,
the program attempts to introduce
budding engineers to public service
and catapult them to the forefront
of policymaking. For Class of 2010
alumna Kelly Anderson, the policy
bug -- what Jim Turner terms Poto-
mac fever -- led her to extend her
experience well past August and has,
in all likelihood, made a permanent
impression on her career goals.
When Jim Turner approached
Kelly in early January 2010 with an


Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences