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NWS Pueblo Student Volunteer Program 2024

Applications due March 15th, 2024

Experience what a career in the National Weather Service is like! Apply to our summer student volunteer program and gain real-world operational meteorology experience at the forecast office in Pueblo, Colorado.


The Program: Student volunteers will develop an understanding of the culture, responsibilities, and services of the WFO. This includes:

  • Operational training, assisting the WFO in providing real-team operational services to its customers.
  • Forecasting experience. Gain knowledge and practical knowledge with NWS systems, software and practices.
  • Mentorship and career counseling, to educate and prepare students for future careers in meteorology.
  • And more!

Schedule: Schedules will vary based on the needs of the student. Typically, volunteers will come to the WFO up to 15-20 hours per week, spread over 2-3 days. Hours can be flexible, within reason. The total length of the volunteer program will be ~120 hours. 

The start/end dates for the program are also flexible, and the program will run from early June to early August. 


Eligibility: To qualify, applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing. Applicant should be pursuing a degree in meteorology or atmospheric science (or a closely related field). All volunteers are subject to a mandatory security background check. This position is unpaid. 


Application: The selection process will be competitive. Applicant must submit 1) a resume, 2) a single-page cover letter expressing interests and motivation, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) at least one letter of reference (academic). Interviews may be conducted following the closing date. 



Send Applications and Questions to:

Charlie Woodrum - Meteorologist in Charge

Student Volunteer Program 2024
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