Ph.D. in Wind Science & Engineering

Internship Policies and Procedures

A summer internship at a national laboratory, private industry, or governmental agency is an integral part of the Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Ph.D. program.

  • A Faculty member will make contact with national laboratories, private industry, or governmental agencies based on the student's area of research. The goal is to make internship beneficial to both parties: the sponsoring agency and the intern.
  • Students are also encouraged to make their own contacts to various internship institutions. Ultimately, the student makes his or her internship arrangements for logistics and type of work.
  • The Internship is for one summer (12 weeks) but can vary from 3 to 4 months.
  • Interns are funded based on stipend/salary provided by the host institution and cost of off-site living.
  • Must be registered for 6 credit hours in Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) 5000.
  • Provide your doctoral committee advisor and the academic coordinator with a signed letter stating your objective/aspiration for the internship and an agreement with a host institution on the duration.

With regard to internship requirements for IS 5000 (6 hours) registration, we require the following:

  • A 1-page update at 4 weeks (includes any changes to original goal and objectives) submitted to the advisor.
  • A 1-page update at 8 weeks submitted to the advisor.
  • A final report (10-20 pages) due on the day of completion of internship.
  • A presentation to all faculty and students upon return to TTU (usually in the form of a WiSE Wednesday Seminar).

All reports go to the dissertation advisor who will assign the grade for IS 5000. The internship is designed to give the candidates outside experience, and it may or may not be directly related to dissertation.