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This page is a description of IEEE Life Members' Summer Intern program at IEEE History Center.


Application Process

Intended for: Scholars at the beginning or middle of their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing,advanced undergraduates, and advanced graduates.

It is not intended for engineers unless there is a substantial historical component to their research.

The internship provides research experience for graduate students in the history of electrical and computer technologies, while enlisting the help of promising scholars for the Center's projects. The intern generally works full-time for two months at the History Center on a Center project connected to his or her own area of interest. This time is usually during the summer, but other arrangements will be considered. Interns are also encouraged to consult with the Center's staff and its associates, and are guided to research resources in the area.

Stipend: US$3,500. Additional funds may be available to defray travel costs, depending on the intern’s circumstances.

To apply, please e-mail a curriculum vitae showing your studies in electrical history and a cover letter describing the sort of project you would be interested in doing. For more information, please contact

The deadline for applying is 1 March each year. Applicants will be notified on 15 April.


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