Question: What should I include in my personal statement?
Answer: Relevant career interests and related past experiences, why you are applying, and include which Center/Office you are most interested in and why. Make sure to review relevant webpages for background.
Question: Do I need to know any computer programming languages?
Answer: Depending on your project, you may be expected to know how to do some coding. Computer languages typically used for student projects include Python, Fortran, C++, Java, etc.
Question: Can I apply if I am senior in a 5 year program?
Answer: The internship is only for enrolled sophomores, juniors and graduates students.
Question: Can I apply if I am deciding on a graduate school?
Answer: The internship is only for enrolled students.
Question: My major is not included on the list of eligible majors. Can I still apply?
Answer: If your career interests, educational background, and experience are in line with NWS/NCEP’s mission and activities, then you may be eligible.
Question: When will applicants be notified of the status of their application?
Answer: All students will be notified in mid March.
Question: Do I need to propose a project or will one be assigned to me?
Answer: Students can propose a project in their statement. However, it's not necessary as each Center/Office will identify a few projects and will make sure it's a good fit for the selected students.
Question: What kind of student projects will be offered?
Answer: Projects will vary from year to year. Here are examples of previous student projects:
- Verification of Weather Prediction Center Freezing Rain Guidance using ASOS Ice Accretion Observations
- The Influence of the Appalachian Mountains on the Precipitation Transition Zone
- Examining the Prediction of Heavy Rainfall Events during Winter in the Western U.S. and Effects from Meteorological Environments
- Atlantic Hurricane Force Storms: Identifying Stratospheric Air Intrusions and the Effects of Hurricane Force Wind Events on the Iceberg Limit
- Diagnosing Geospatial Uncertainty Visualization Challenges in Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Forecasts
- NMME Upgrades Re(scripting-processing-visualizing)
- Parameterizing subsurface karst geology within the Noah Land Surface Model (LSM)
- Objective Tropical Cyclone Characterization for Model Development
- Upgrades to the Regression Test Framework on WAVEWATCH III
- Visualization of Secondary Eyewalls in Operational HWRF
- Evaluation of NAM Meteorological Predictions for Driving the North American Air Quality Forecasting Capability Predictions
- Evaluating High-Resolution Model Performance of Convective Initiation During Severe Weather Events
- An Overview of NCEP: Products, Services and Impacts