The ECLIPSE Program

ASME Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE)

If you are ready to advance your career, you are ready for ECLIPSE!

Applications are closed for the 2024-2025 program year. The application for the 2025-2026 program year will be available in October of 2024.

Don't miss this unique professional development opportunity! You'll gain access to several networking and training engagements, travel to a series of engineering conferences, and join an exclusive corps of ASME leaders-in-development.

Read about the 2024-2025 ECLIPSE participants

Who is eligible?

ECLIPSE is an exclusive professional development opportunity for early career members. Members who have served at least 3 years in the workforce (industry or academia) and are under age 35 or no more than 10 years past completion of a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply.


ASME believes that early career engineers can make significant contributions to the Society and is eager to encourage their participation in all levels of leadership. Program objectives include:

  • Placement of early career engineers in highly visible and productive roles within ASME
  • Mentoring by high-level ASME volunteers
  • Significant contributions by early career engineers to sectors/boards/committees
  • Continuing leadership training and volunteer tracking

What are the steps following application submission?

ECLIPSE is a competitive leadership development program. Following the application process, candidates will be notified of the status of their applications by late February. The ECLIPSE Intern Program Committee reviews incoming applications for a limited number of positions.

Interns participate in the Annual Meeting each June and various meetings and events throughout the year, depending on placement.. At the conclusion of the program, ECLIPSE participants are assisted in identifying opportunities for continued participation in ASME. Throughout their term, participants also receive special leadership training, offered in conjunction with ASME's Volunteer Orientation and Leadership Training (VOLT) Academy. The following is a timeline of anticipated events in the ECLIPSE Program:

  • February: Application review and selection
  • March: Notification of internship award/non-award
  • April: New intern meet and greet
  • June: Participate in first ASME Annual Meeting
  • Regular group meetings throughout the program year
  • June: Participate in second ASME Annual Meeting
  • Other meetings depending on unit served

What to expect as an ECLIPSE participant

ECLIPSE participants are matched with a specific ASME unit for a period of one year and work closely with an assigned coach to complete one or more projects throughout the year.

Participants also attend several meetings and networking engagements throughout the program period. These are unique opportunities to pursue career-advancing training opportunities, meet diverse leaders and ASME members from around the world, and identify opportunities for future engagement and leadership within the society.

The cost of attending required meetings will be covered by ASME in accordance with Society Policy P-4.5: reasonable transportation costs to attend pre-approved meetings are eligible for reimbursement, as are lodging and meal expenses up to a $175 per day per diem (except as noted in Society Policy P-4.5) All expense reimbursements are subject to budget limitations. ASME encourages cost sharing of these expenses with the interns’ employers.

ASME Areas for Internship Placement:

Available placements vary depending on unit needs and intern experience. In recent years, we have placed interns with the Board of Governors, VOLT Academy, Public Affairs and Outreach Sector, Student and Early Career Development Sector, Standards and Certification Sector, Member Development and Engagement Sector, Technical and Engineering Communities Sector, Petroleum Division, and History and Heritage Committee.

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