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Severe Weather Outbreak Across the Central U.S.

A severe-weather outbreak continues across a large portion of the Mississippi Valley. Multiple strong tornadoes have occurred, and long track storms remain likely. Swaths of intense damaging wind gusts along with very large hail are expected as well. Heavy snow and blowing snow will produce travel hazards in the Upper Midwest. Read More >

WFO Greenville-Spartanburg Student Volunteer Program - Summer 2023

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Greer, South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for in-person summer volunteers through March 17th.  This is a part-time volunteer position intended for current undergraduate or graduate students in meteorology or a related science field who may be interested in a career in meteorology.  You must be a currently enrolled college student to be eligible.  

  • 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.
  • The application process will be competitive. At least one student will be selected, with up to two depending on available resources.
  • Students typically commit to working 20 hours or more per week during the summer for 8 to 12 weeks.
  • Students may be able to earn academic credit for work accomplished at the WFO.  A signed agreement with the institution is required
  • Volunteer duties include an introduction to WFO operations, assistance with WFO projects, and training activities appropriate for the student’s background.     
  • Applications must be received by WFO Greenville-Spartanburg by 17 March 2023.  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 (to be conducted by phone or virtually through Google Meet)

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants are subject to Department of Commerce and NOAA security and background investigations
  • Applicants will be notified of status by April 14th, with positions able to start 4 to 8 weeks later.
  • See Application for contact information if you have any questions.

Student Application: PDF