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Storm System Continues To Impact Southern California, Severe Weather Threatens The Southern And Eastern U.S.

A storm system will deliver heavy mountain snow and rainfall to southern California and the Desert Southwest through late week. The heavy rainfall may pose a flash flood risk, especially to burn scar locations. Severe thunderstorms capable of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes will be possible from the Southern Plains to the Mississippi Valley, Mid South, and Mid Atlantic through Wednesday. Read More >

WFO Greenville-Spartanburg Student Volunteer Program - Summer 2020

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Greer, South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for summer volunteers through March 31.  This is a part-time volunteer position intended for current undergraduate or graduate students in meteorology or a related science field.  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.  Student must be currently enrolled.
  • 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 will work during the summer.
  • 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 31 March 2020.  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 (if possible)

  • 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 18, with positions able to start 4 to 8 weeks later.
  • See Application for contact information if you have any questions.

Student Application: PDF