National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

NOAA/NWS Tucson, AZ Summer 2020 Internship


Applications Due March 6, 2020

Selections Made by March 30, 2020 


Experience what it’s like to work at the National Weather Service!


To provide career training opportunities and support operational services, the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Tucson, AZ maintains a student internship program for current meteorology and hydrology students and recent graduates.


Outcomes  You will: develop an understanding of the culture, responsibilities, and services of the WFO; complete operational training; assist the WFO in providing real-time operational services to its customers; complete a research project that benefits the student and WFO; participate in office outreach activities; receive career counseling; possibly visit other nearby WFOs. Current students may elect to receive credit for the volunteer program and should consult with appropriate university officials.


Schedule  Summer 2020 beginning approximately June 15, 2020 and concluding approximately August 30, 2020. During the internship, students will complete a minimum of 80 hours in total. Specific days and times scheduled will be coordinated in advance. Preferred hours will typically be during the afternoon. 


Eligibility  To qualify, applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing or a recent graduate (within the past 6-12 months). Applicants should be pursuing or have a degree in meteorology that meets the U.S. Government Series 1340 requirements ( Consideration will also be given to students pursuing a degree in hydrology that meets the U.S. Government Series 1315 requirements ( All interns are subject to a mandatory security background check. This position is unpaid.


Application  The selection process will be competitive. Applicants must submit 1) a resume, 2) a single-page cover letter expressing interests, motivation, and skills, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) one letter of reference (academic). 1 or 2 volunteers will be selected for this session and will be required to complete a background security check. 


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