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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 to learn about various different topics and program areas
  • Proficiency in completing daily data-related duties that are done at every office but vary in nature
  • 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?

  • Recommended to be enrolled in a meteorology/atmospheric science program at a university currently or by the Spring 2023 semester
    • Preferably a rising Junior or Senior, if in an undergraduate program
    • Expected graduation date can be no earlier than Fall 2023
    • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be residing in close enough proximity to the office for the Summer to come into the office, as 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
    • Days could become staggered to every other week or even transition to completely remote based on the evolution of COVID-19 restrictions

How do I apply?

  • A Google Form will be linked above February 20 through March 6 of 2023. 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 brandon.wasilewski@noaa.gov

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.