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Active Weather for Alaska and Hawaii; Snow across the North

A strong storm approaching Alaska this weekend will bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions and bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, a stalled front near Hawaii may bring flooding and even blizzard conditions for the Big Island Summits this weekend. Across the northern Plains and Great Lakes, accumulating snow some high winds are forecast. Read More >

Become a student volunteer at nws morristown this summer!

(College Meteorology Students Can Apply)

What to expect during the program?

  • Introductory NWS training modules, many of which are taken by newly-hired employees
  • Learn about and work in NWS Morristown Operations, alongside forecasters (COVID-19 restrictions could limit on-site activities)
  • One-on-one meetings with different forecasters for various different topics
  • Application of college meteorology courses with forecasting and writing forecast discussions for our local area
  • Extra focus in an area of your choosing
  • Opportunities to work on an event case study and/or other meteorology-related research, as well as community outreach (COVID-19 restrictions could limit in-person activities)

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Must be enrolled in a meteorology/atmospheric science program at a university currently or by the Spring 2022 semester
    • Preferably a rising Junior or Senior, if in an undergraduate program
    • Expected graduation date can be no earlier than Fall 2022
    • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be residing in close enough proximity to the office for the Summer to come into the office, if permitted due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Flexible schedule with reasonable availability throughout the majority of the Summer (typical volunteering frequencies provided below)
    • 6 to 8 hours per day, 1 to 3 days per week; typically during business hours but can be flexed if needed
    • 8-12 weeks total; typically late May/early June through the end of July or into August

How do I apply?

  • A Google Form will be linked above during the two-week period of February 21 - March 7. Fill out and submit this form during this timeframe.  
    • You will also need to provide an academic transcript (unofficial is fine) and a resume
    • NWS staff may contact you via email to set up a meeting or virtual interview

Questions? Email

Participation in the program does not guarantee a future job with the National Weather Service. No compensation is provided. Applicants are subject to Department of Commerce and NOAA security and background investigation.