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National Weather Service Pittsburgh
Student Volunteer Program - Summer 2013
Have the opportunity to experience what a career
the National Weather Service entails!
will you do during your volunteer (unpaid) time?
familiarity with the forecast process for routine NWS public, river and
and present an operationally-oriented project focused on local area
classroom learning in an operational forecast setting
how to launch/conduct upper-air radiosonde observations
real-time severe weather operations at a forecast office
in external outreach - activities could include visiting a cooperative
site, accompanying forecasters on a storm survey, staffing a
NWS booth at local events
types of (dedicated) students are we looking for?
students who are meteorology majors
-Rising juniors and seniors will be given preference, but rising sophomores and graduate
students also will be considered
who are interested in a NWS career
with flexible schedules
- Volunteer shifts will be completed on weekdays
- Volunteers will be expected to work 2 shifts per week
does the application process involve?
will be required to submit a resume, transcript
(official or unofficial), application
form and a brief cover letter that
describes their motivation for applying
will be screened by NWS staff, with interviews for the top applicants
do I submit an application?
form can be found at this
link or by email request
your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail your application materials to
Student Volunteer Team c/o NWS
Pittsburgh, 192 Shafer Rd, Moon Township, PA, 15108
- Applications are due Feb 22. Interviews will take place during early March
will be notified of their status by the end of March
Questions can be sent to Matthew Kramar,
Science & Operations Officer at email@example.com.