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College Student Program



NWS Jacksonville Student Opportunities 


  • No student volunteer opportunities at this time.


NWS Jacksonville Volunteer Position Description


The Student Volunteer Program involves working with the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Jacksonville, FL. The selected student volunteer will have the opportunity to work on a research project, shadow NWS forecasters, and/or assist with one of our team's (Science Technology and Training, Operations or Decision Support Services) goals. Hopefully if COVID wanes, the student will also have a mix of other in-person experiences (seeing the radar, going on an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) preventative maintenance trip, etc.). The selected student will also be assigned a mentor to work with.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in meteorology or a related field
    (such as atmospheric science, environmental science, climatology, hydrology, etc.)

  • Be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution (at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale)


What to Expect 


Due to the current pandemic, the volunteer will work a hybrid of virtual and in-person shifts. If COVID restrictions are lifted, the volunteer may shift to more in-person shifts. 


Application Process and Deadlines


Your application must include the following:

  • A completed online application 
  • A one page resume
  • An unofficial transcript

Your application may also include up to 3 supporting documents (such as a cover letter, letters of reference, or a writing sample).


Other Related Opportunities


NOAA offers several student opportunities, including paid student internships through the Pathways Program and undergraduate scholarships through the Hollings Scholarship Program.

Students are welcome to schedule a tour of the office or a shadow shift, where they can watch a weather balloon launch and see the forecast process in action. Please send an email to one of the points of contact below for more information.


Points of Contact


For more information, please contact:

Student Volunteer Coordinator: Kirsten Chaney (