Student Volunteer Program

Fostering IEEE Student Members in support of early-career engagements and IEEE volunteer activities

Our Mission

The Student Volunteer Program supports and enables IEEE technical and organizational activities through creating a pipeline of skilled student volunteers to participate in short or long duration projects, while also increasing IEEE membership and creating mentorship relationships.

Our Vision

The Student Volunteer Program creates opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in IEEE-relevant majors to gain broad exposure to the IEEE technical and organizational activities, support student career growth, enhance the value of IEEE membership, and create improved career opportunities.

Call for Participation

The IEEE Student Volunteer Program (SVP) is an activity within IEEE that serves IEEE global membership by providing opportunities for IEEE student members to participate in an intern-like capacity supporting IEEE projects. Participating IEEE Student Volunteers gain exposure to real-world problems, acquire valuable practical experience, and build professional networks. Documented IEEE volunteer hours support graduation requirements and career-building goals. The IEEE Student Volunteer Program is an international project, with intent to connect students, universities, and industry to IEEE projects and activities world-wide.

The SVP has new opportunities for current and prospective IEEE Student Members. SVP student volunteers will get broad exposure to the IEEE with specific development of contacts and understanding relevant to their declared major and IEEE discipline area, leading to opportunities for academic growth, professional network development, and career opportunities. The SVP team is international, and volunteers will work remotely, with no travel required. Volunteer positions will be filled on a rolling basis and will be appointed for 6 months with an option to extend as needed. The anticipated level of effort is from one to ten hours per week, which may be adjusted to meet student needs for a specific number of volunteer hours to support graduation requirements. Specific assignments will be negotiated between the SVP team, the student, and the project owner. The actual duration and tasks for each assignment are dependent on the project owner’s needs.

Successful Candates

The successful candidate should:

  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate in good standing at an accredited university
  • Have a declared major in an IEEE technical area:
  • Be a current member or be willing to join IEEE as a student or as a professional member upon selection
  • Be willing and able to work remotely via email, message board, telephone, and video chat
  • Have experience with office software and modern collaboration tools
  • Be comfortable working in written and spoken English

Examples of potential SVP volunteer assignments include:

  • Perform technical research and report writing
  • Give technical presentations, lead working groups and discussions
  • Participate in brainstorming and ideation to develop project concepts
  • Web site and content management configuration and maintenance
  • Small-scale cloud, database, system planning and implementation
  • Assist in writing process and doctrine documents, presentations, and related artifacts
  • Support development of business processes and workflows

The SVP also provides career development activities, including corporate training, resume reviews, and job coaching. Volunteers receive a letter of completion from the SVP chairman at the conclusion of their assignment.  

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About Us

We are a group of IEEE member and senior member volunteers who have a deep interest in bridging the training gaps between industry and academic curriculums.

Uzoma Nwachukwu

IEEE Senor Member, Task Force Lead, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Noblis, Lanham, Maryland

Andrew Seely

IEEE Senor Member, Chair of IEEE SVP

Gora Datta

IEEE Senior Member,  Chair IEEE Southern California Council