All WISE Interns are student members of one or more of these societies and each WISE intern is sponsored by one of the engineering societies that participate in the WISE program.
The sponsoring societies fulfill various roles in support of the program. Each society works with their WISE Interns to select a research topic for the summer program. Society staff and/or volunteers serve as mentors to their WISE Interns. Sponsors also provide access to computer facilities and information resources available in their Washington offices.