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WFO Greenville-Spartanburg Student Volunteer Program

  • The WFO GSP student volunteer program is not an intern position. Experience gained from participation in the program should be noted as "student volunteer" experience when applying for future employment.

  • The program is designed for students who have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate studies or are currently enrolled in a graduate level degree program in meteorology, atmospheric science, hydrology, or a related physical science or engineering field. Students should have completed at least introductory classes in dynamic or synoptic meteorology.

  • Students can earn academic credit for work accomplished at the WFO. A signed agreement with the institution is required.

  • Students will work a schedule suitable to the needs of the WFO.

  • Student volunteers typically work during the summer. Exceptions are determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Volunteer duties include an introduction to WFO operations, assistance with WFO projects, and training activities appropriate for the student's background.

  • Applications should be submitted to WFO Greenville-Spartanburg between 1 December 2012 and 1 February 2013. The application process consists of:

  •     o Completion of application form
        o A letter from the student expressing a desire to participate in the program and summarizing academic and career goals
        o A transcript (official or unofficial) documenting all college or university academic courses
        o An interview (preferably in person)

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

  • Applicants are subject to Department of Commerce and NOAA security and background investigations.

  • Volunteer selections will be announced by 15 March.

  • Typically, one student volunteer per summer will be chosen. One or two additional volunteers can be considered depending on WFO resources and flexibility of student schedules.

  • Student Applications -- MS Word or PDF

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