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National Weather Service Flagstaff
Student Volunteer Program


Experience what a career in the National Weather Service entails!



  • College students entering their junior or senior year, or graduate students. Recent graduates will also be considered.
  • Those who demonstrate strong interest in a National Weather Service career.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to mandatory security and background checks.


  • Gain familiarity with the process for generating routine NWS forecasts
  • Experience and assist with real-time severe weather operations
  • Participate in office outreach activities. NWS Flagstaff summer volunteers may take advantage of opportunities to visit neighboring NWS offices in Las Vegas, Phoenix, and/or Tucson as well.


  • The program will last for approximately 8-12 weeks in a window from mid-June through mid-August.
  • 2-3 shifts per week, approximately 10 hours per week. Shifts will mostly be during weekdays, but some weekend shifts may be accommodated.

How to Apply:

  • To learn more on how to apply, click here. Note that this is an UNPAID position.

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