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WFO Greenville-Spartanburg Student Volunteer Program - Summer 2024

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 15th.  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 at least 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 15 March 2024.  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 12th, with positions able to start 4 to 8 weeks later.
  • See Application for contact information if you have any questions.

Student Application: PDF