National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

 

NOAA/NWS Student

Volunteer Program

Summer 2019 Session - Announcement

 

Applications Due Friday 22 March 2019                   Selections Made by Wednesday 3 April 2019

 

Experience what a career in the National Weather Service entails

Experience what a career in the National Weather Service entails! Apply to our summer volunteer program and gain real-world operational meteorology experience. Opportunities are available at the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) in Flagstaff, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, and Tucson, AZ.

 

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 (small) 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 | The start and end dates and daily hours are flexible and vary from office to office. See below.

WFO Flagstaff, AZ

Dates: May 20 to Aug 30
Hours: Typically 9AM - 5PM

WFO Las Vegas, NV

Dates: Jun 15 to Aug 30
Hours: 10AM - 6PM

WFO Phoenix, AZ

Dates: Jun 1 to Aug 30
Hours: Typically 4-8 PM

WFO Tucson, AZ

Dates: Jun 15 - Aug 30
Hours: 10AM - 6PM

 
 

Eligibility |  To qualify, applicants must be an undergraduate student entering their junior or senior year or a 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 (available at https://goo.gl/BLoh0J). All volunteers 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, skills, preferred start/end dates, and which of the four offices applying to, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) one letter of reference (academic). Approximately 1-4 volunteers will be selected at each office.

 

Send applications and questions to:

WFO Flagstaff, AZ

Andrew.Taylor@noaa.gov

WFO Las Vegas, NV

Stanley.Czyzyk@noaa.gov

WFO Phoenix, AZ

Paul.Iniguez@noaa.gov

WFO Tucson, AZ

Daniel.Leins@noaa.gov