WFO Greenville-Spartanburg Student Volunteer Program - Summer 2017
- The WFO GSP student volunteer program is not an intern position. Experience gained from participation in the program should be noted as “student volunteer” experience when applying for future employment.
- The program is designed for students who have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate studies or are currently enrolled in a graduate level degree program in meteorology, atmospheric science, hydrology, or a related physical science or engineering field. Students should have completed at least introductory classes in dynamic or synoptic meteorology.
- Students can earn academic credit for work accomplished at the WFO. A signed agreement with the institution is required.
- Students will work a schedule suitable to the needs of the WFO.
- Student volunteers typically work during the summer. Exceptions are determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Volunteer duties include an introduction to WFO operations, assistance with WFO projects, and training activities appropriate for the student’s background.
- Applications should be submitted to WFO Greenville-Spartanburg prior to 31 March 2016. The application process consists of:
Completion of application form
A letter from the student expressing a desire to participate in the program and summarizing academic and career goals
A transcript (official or unofficial) documenting all college or university academic courses
An interview (preferably in person)
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
- Applicants are subject to Department of Commerce and NOAA security and background investigations.
- Volunteer selection(s) will be announced by April 7, with positions able to start 4 to 8 weeks later.
- Typically, one student volunteer per summer will be chosen. One or two additional volunteers can be considered depending on WFO resources and flexibility of student schedules.
Student Application: PDF