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   NWS New Orleans is accepting applications for student volunteer positions during the summer of 2020.



Attention College Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students: We are looking for student volunteers for Summer of 2020 at the NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA office! Volunteers will get to shadow forecasters and gain a practical knowledge of our weather operations.


The NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge forecast office is responsible for forecasts and warnings across 22 Louisiana parishes and 8 Mississippi counties. Frequent active weather and a well-developed decision support services program keep the office busy throughout the year.


Student volunteers will have the opportunity to shadow forecasters, become trained to release upper air balloons, and work on research projects along NWS employees.


To be eligible for a summer volunteer position, students MUST be enrolled in school for the following fall term. To apply for a volunteer position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to and  Résumé and cover letters must be received by 11:59pm CST February 29, 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact Megan Williams. She can be reached by email at the address above, or by phone at 985-649-0429 x4.