National Grid Engineering Ambassador Program

The National Grid Engineering Ambassador Program is a leadership development program with an outreach mission that is sponsored by National Grid and run by WPI.

In this program, undergraduate engineering students complete a specially designed leadership and communications workshop. Through this training, students learn how to effectively communicate technical information to a variety of audiences and engage people in the excitement of engineering - an important skill for any engineer. National Grid Engineering Ambassadors will present to groups of middle and high school students in a variety of formats and focus on the power industry and smart grid applications.   

Program Goals

The goals of the Engineering Ambassadors Program are:

  • To create a connection with audiences in creative ways and inspire them to see the amazing opportunities and possibilities in the engineering field
  • To raise the visibility of engineering as a discipline and as a career option for all
  • To hone the leadership skills of the Ambassadors and provide opportunities and experiences that will lead to the personal and professional growth of the Ambassadors
  • To provide an outreach resource to the WPI community and regional middle schools and high schools

Program Requirements

Working in pairs, Ambassadors utilize their training by presenting and making engineering topics accessible to a variety of audiences, including K-12 students, WPI’s prospective students, families, industry partners and the wider community.  Learn more…

Stipends and Internship Opportunities

As a National Grid Engineering Ambassador, students receive a quarterly stipend.  Also during the summer between the Sophomore and Junior years, students in the program will have preference for an internship with National Grid at the Sustainability Hub focused on consumer information as it relates to Smart Grid, or with National Grid in other areas that are not related to the Sustainability Hub.  In addition, students will provide presentations about smart grid technology at local community events. 

Contact Information

For more information about this program, please contact the Office of Corporate Engagement at 508-831-5905. Email inquiries can be sent to:

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Be sure to READ the Program Requirements before Applying!

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