Student Interns

One important issue the Pulp and Paper Industry faces going forward is attracting new, young Electrical Engineering talent to the industry. Recognizing this, the IEEE Pulp and Paper Industry Committee (PPIC) has arranged with the IEEE Foundation to sponsor up to four Co-op/Intern Students to each Annual Conference. The reason is simple–the more student interns can learn about the industry and what it has to offer, the more likely they will be to consider joining the Industry after graduation.

  • Reimbursement up to $2,000 per Attendee (for documented travel costs including airfare, hotel and misc. expenses)
  • FREE Conference Registration
  • Vendor Exhibition
  • One Tutorial
  • Meals at the Conference
  • Conference Reception
  • FREE First year of IEEE and IAS Membership
  • Full Time Student Intern Employed by a Pulp & Paper Industry Producer (pulp, paper, tissue, etc.)
  • Student’s Sponsor from the Mill (co-worker) Must Attend Serving as a Mentor
  • Student’s Employer must be willing to pay them their normal salary while they are at the Conference (we do not want them to take time off to attend)
  • Only One Student Intern per Mill Site

Applications Accepted until 5/10


Welcome Reception
Technical Papers & Tutorials
Vendor Showcase
Subcommittee Meetings
Awards Luncheon
Social Event

James A Rooks Picture

James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern & Grant Programs

James A Rooks was a long time member of the IEEE and the annual Pulp & Paper Industry Conference. In recognition of Jim’s life-long contributions to the IEEE, The Pulp & Paper Industry Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society has established the James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern & Grant Programs. Every year our committee celebrates Jim’s relentless compassion to bring young engineers into the industry by sponsoring engineering student interns and young professionals working for industry manufacturing companies, to attend our annual PPIC technical conference at no cost. As Jim personified excellence in engineering, so too will the next generation of engineers be better prepared to meet industry challenges through exposure to technical papers and tutorials at the conference, and interaction with leading practicing engineers.

Read more about the James A. Rooks Program…

Donate to the James A Rooks Student Intern & Grant Program by selecting “IEEE James A. Rooks Memorial Grant Fund” from the designations dropdown so your contribution will be directed to the proper fund.

The IEEE Foundation qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and donations are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in the United States.

For a donation of any amount, the IEEE Foundation will send a receipt for your records and notify the Rooks family of your generosity.