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Excessive Rainfall in the Carolinas and Southern Rockies; Dangerous Heat has Returned to the Western U.S.

Heavy to excessive rainfall may lead to areas of flash and urban flooding over parts of the southern Rockies and eastern Carolinas today continuing over the southern Rockies through the weekend. Dangerous heat persists over the Southwest U.S. through the middle of next week while spreading into the northern Rockies and High Plains from the interior Northwest. Read More >


NWS Student Volunteer Program

Summer 2024 Session - Announcement


Applications Due Friday 5 April 2024                Selections Made by Friday 19 April 2024


Gain Invaluable Experience in the National Weather Service!


Experience what a career in the National Weather Service entails! Apply to our summer volunteer program and gain real-world operational meteorology experience.


Outcomes  You will: develop an understanding of the culture, responsibilities, and services of the WFO; complete operational training; assist the WFO in providing real-time operational services to its customers; complete a (small) research project that benefits the student and WFO; participate in office outreach activities; receive career counseling; possibly visit other nearby WFOs. Current students may elect to receive credit for the volunteer program and should consult with appropriate university officials.


Schedule  The start/end dates and daily hours are flexible. See below. While some portions may be completed virtually, this is an in-person opportunity.

WFO Amarillo, TX

Dates: Jun 3 to Aug 30
Frequency: ~2-4 days/week

Hours: 2PM - 6PM


Eligibility  To qualify, applicants must be an undergraduate student or graduate student in good academic standing or a recent graduate (within the past 12 months). Applicants should be pursuing a meteorology or related physical science degree or an IT-related degree. All volunteers are subject to a mandatory security background check. This position is unpaid.


Application  The selection process will be competitive. Applicants must submit 1) a resume, 2) a single-page cover letter expressing interests and motivation, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) one letter of reference (academic). Interviews may be conducted.


Send applications and questions to:

WFO Amarillo, TX


Additional NWS student opportunities can be found here.