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National Weather Service Louisville 


Summer 2018 Student Volunteer Program


Typical student volunteers complete various research projects and other assigned tasks. Students also have the opportunity to learn about NWS forecast duties and operations. During severe weather, students assist with social media, gather storm reports, etc. Students may participate in storm damage surveys and other familiarization trips across central Kentucky and south-central Indiana as time and resources allow. Students also gain forecast and warning operations experience through shadowing NWS forecasters as well as receiving severe storm training through our Weather Event Simulator. 


  • Undergraduate meteorology or atmospheric science students

How to Apply: 

  • Complete the online application form

Volunteer Program Details: 

  • Unpaid volunteer experience
  • Summer 2018 (mid/late May through early/mid August 2018)
  • Up to 8 hours/week


  • Currently enrolled college student
  • US Citizen

Applications due by Monday, March 5, 2018

Any questions can be emailed to Zack Taylor at