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Severe Weather and Flooding in the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic; Winter Storm in Alaska; Heavy Rains in Hawaii

Severe thunderstorms may produce a few tornadoes, scattered damaging winds, isolated severe hail, and flash flooding across the upper Ohio River Valley and parts of the Appalachians tonight. A strong storm in western Alaska continues to produce heavy snow, strong winds, and blizzard conditions into the mainland. Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms may cause flash flooding in northern Hawaii. Read More >

 

NOAA/NWS Student

Volunteer Program

Summer 2024 Session - Announcement

 

Applications Due Friday 22 March 2024                   Selections Made by Friday 5 April 2024

 

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,  and Phoenix, 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: June 15 to Aug 30
Frequency: ~2 days/week
Hours: Typically 12PM - 6PM

WFO Las Vegas, NV

Dates: Jun 15 to Aug 30
Frequency: ~2-3 days/week
Hours: 2PM - 6PM

WFO Phoenix, AZ

Dates: Jun 15 to Aug 30
Frequency: ~2 days/week
Hours: Typically 4-8 PM

 
 

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 12 months). Applicants should be pursuing or have a degree in meteorology that meets the U.S. Government Series 1340 requirements (link) or a degree in hydrology that meets the 1315 requirements (link). 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

Brian.Klimowski@noaa.gov

WFO Las Vegas, NV

Stanley.Czyzyk@noaa.gov

WFO Phoenix, AZ

Jeral.Estupian@noaa.gov