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NWS Jackson is seeking applicants for our remote student volunteer program


Spring/Summer 2021 virtual opportunities available beginning the first week of March- Applications due February 12th

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Student Volunteer Application Requirements

After filling out the online application form, student volunteer applicants will need to submit the following items via email to .

  • Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts


Student Volunteer Program

The National Weather Service student volunteer program provides an opportunity for students of meteorology and related fields (emergency management, hydrology, GIS, information technology, social science) to receive experience working with professionals in our office. Volunteer students will have the opportunity to learn how to perform some of the duties performed by our staff and complete related projects and research. Students who decide to seek a career with the National Weather Service will receive mentorship and support from NWS employees. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this program is now virtual.

Who can apply?

College students of meteorology and related fields (emergency management, hydrology, GIS, information technology, social science). High school students are welcome to visit our office to job shadow, and those who show strong interest may also be allowed to volunteer.

Is this a paid internship?

National Weather Service student volunteers are unpaid. This program provides an opportunity to receive valuable work experience, receive guidance from trained professionals, and establish contacts within our agency. The National Weather Service does offer a limited number of paid internship positions through the Pathways program. While prior volunteer experience is not required to apply for a Pathways position, it is strongly recommended.

More Information

For more information on the student volunteer program, you can contact our volunteer coordinator Latrice Maxie or our Meteorologist in Charge Bill Parker. You can reach them by calling our office at 601-936-2189 or via email [Latrice Maxie - , Bill Parker -]