National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Deadline: Saturday March 7th, 2015

Description: The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY is looking for engaging students who would like experience working in a local weather service office. With this internship you will gain valuable knowledge in the day-to-day operations of the office including warning operations, participating in office outreach and storm surveys, an opportunity to conduct research, and learn whether or not this is a career path you may be interested in. Past summer interns have gone onto jobs with the National Weather Service, private sector, and graduate school.

Length of internship: Averaging 15-25 hours per week, starting late May/early June and lasting until early August. This is an unpaid internship. Start/end dates along with days and times of week are VERY flexible but you must be committed to being here at on average 2 to 3 days each week.

Eligibility: Full time students majoring in meteorology, atmospheric science, or hydrology. Preference will be given to those who will be completing at least their sophomore year this spring, but all classes are encouraged to apply. You do not need to receive credit through your school to be eligible. The exception will be for graduating seniors who will need to receive credit for the internship to be eligible.

What we need: A cover letter stating your interest in the internship and why we should select you. Let us know what makes you different from the rest of our applicants. In addition please include a resume that includes your relevant coursework, related experience, and awards you have received. If you have letters of recommendation please also include those.

How you will be chosen: Applicants will be selected based on a combination of coursework, professional and academic references, resume and cover letter, and a phone interview.

Please send your information to: 


National Weather Service Binghamton 

C/O Erik Heden 

Johnson City, NY 13790