Our theme this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” The theme honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.
This year we honor a few of our own current Women of Weather!
In 2016 the National Weather Service honored the women who have shaped America's history and its future through their public service and government leadership. The National Weather Service would like to highlight several of the first female employees to work for our agency, as well as several of our current female employees who work hard to protect lives and property, every day.
You can learn more about some of the first women in the National Weather Service NOAA History Website.
In 2015 the National Weather Service created a Rosie the Riveter photo re-enactment campaign. The photo re-enactments were done by some of the great women (and even men!) in the NWS today to raise awareness of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. Below are some of the re-enacted photos... www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/files/NWSRosieSTEM.pdf
Education and Career Opportunities in Weather, Water, and Climate
Weather, water, and climate affect each of us everyday— whether it's a tornado or flood that threatens life and property, a volcanic ash eruption or solar flare that disrupts air traffic, or just a minor inconvenience due to hot and humid weather. The National Weather Service has the responsibility to provide weather, water, and climate information to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. If you want to be a part of our great team, listed below are education and career resources.
The NWS employs over 4,000 people serving in a variety of careers, including scientific, technical, and administrative positions in offices across the country. Learn more about opportunities with the NWS through the following links.
All NWS job vacancies are listed on www.usajobs.gov. The USAJOBS system provides you with a seamless application process. In order to apply for these vacancies you will need a USAJOBS account. You can search for NWS job opportunities using the USAJOBS search feature. The easiest way to search for NWS jobs, is to do a department/agency search: click on Department of Commerce and then click on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is our parent agency. Once you've created your account, built your resume, and searched for and found a NWS job opportunity you are interested in, you are ready to apply!
NWS Pathways Internship Program:
The Pathways Internship Program allows students to join NWS in career positions that emphasize long-term training and development. You can find all available NWS Pathways Internship positions through USAJOBS Student Jobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads). Interns work in a variety of areas, including meteorology, hydrology, science, and technology. If you have any question regarding the NWS Pathways Internship Program, contact Hope Hasberry through e-mail at Hope.Hasberry@noaa.gov.
Student Volunteer Service (UNPAID):
The National Weather Service offers unpaid training opportunities to high school and college students. This program offers work experience related to the participants academic field of study. Students have an opportunity to explore their career options and to develop both professional and personal skills. If you are interested in the National Weather Service's Student Volunteer Service, contact Hope Hasberry through e-mail at Hope.Hasberry@noaa.gov.
The NOAA Office of Education:
The NOAA Office of Education directly implements and manages internship and scholarship programs aimed at fostering American competitiveness in science by providing quality educational opportunities for the next generation. The Office of Education also offers competitive grant programs at the national and regional level to promote environmental literacy efforts through collaboration with external partners. There are a number of internship, fellowship and scholarship opportunities available at NOAA through the Office of Education. For information on program descriptions, eligibility, the award period, and application processes and deadlines, please visit: http://www.education.noaa.gov/Special_Topics/Student_Opportunities.html
NWS Jetstream: Careers in the National Weather Service:
Learn all about the different careers NOAA has to offer, the current vacancies, student opportunities, Presidential Management Fellowship programs, and NOAA Student/Faculty Research programs. http://www.careers.noaa.gov/index.html