NWS State College Volunteer Program Announcement

The National Weather Service Office in State College, PA is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 student volunteers.

The National Weather Service Office in State College, PA is now accepting applications for Fall 2015 student volunteers. Interested applicants should see the attached flyer and application and submit their applications by April 18, 2015.

Values of volunteering at NOAA/NWS as a student include:

  • Gaining insight into operational meteorology that will help you better understand how the meteorology courses you are taking apply to a real work environment
  • Gaining insight into how the NWS operates, which can help you learn what future research and tools need to be developed in order to advance the science and its application
  • Gaining insight into NWS systems operations and data collection that can help you whether you choose a future in the public or private sector, including research, development, and application of meteorology
  • Work experience to include on your resume and make you more marketable
  • Establishing valuable contacts and references while gaining help perfecting your resume

Regardless of whether or not you think a job with the National Weather Service is for you, I highly encourage all interested students to apply.  While only about 10% of all meteorology graduates will make it into the National Weather Service, the path to getting in begins with student time in a NWS office.  This experience has also helped others secure jobs in the private sector.

Applications should include the attached WFO application, resume, college transcript, and a brief cover letter.

Please send completed applications to
Richard Grumm,
Barbara Watson, and
Elyse Hagner

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