The National Weather Service is looking for current students interested in a career in meteorology to join them in Honolulu, Hawaii. But those interested must apply quick: the deadline to apply is November 30.
The National Weather Service provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and for the enhancement of the national economy. The National Weather Service is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); it has local forecast offices around the entire country.
As a Student Trainee Meteorologist, the selected applicant will receive on-the-job and formal training to provide them with experience in the operation meteorological duties. They will become familiar with National Weather Service programs, policies, and procedures; and they will have an opportunity to perform progressively more responsible assignments as experience is gained. The student intern will receive instructions and gain practical experience in interpreting radar echoes and satellite imagery in terms of associated meteorological conditions. There is also the possibility that the intern will have the opportunity to participate in scientific research and develop procedures to transfer research to operations.
To be eligible for consideration, all applicants must demonstrate proof of enrollment for the Fall of 2020. Required documents can include an official proof of enrollment letter from a university or a transcript indicating courses to be taken in the Fall of 2020. Good academic standing is also required; while that is determined by the educational institution, a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required on a 4.0 scale.
While travel isn’t required for the position, the intern must live in on the island of Oahu for the duration of the assignment. And they must do so at their expense: travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid and are the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old at the time of appointment.
The internship has a pay scale/grade consistent with a GS 03-04 federal employee, ranging from $28,666 to $41,832 per year. The actual work schedule will be dependent on the student’s school schedule; the incumbent may work full time during school breaks and full or part time during the school year.
Details and a link to the online application are here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584240300 .
The position is being recruited with an opportunity for non-competitive conversion eligibility to a permanent or term position upon completion of the internship role.
Are you a current student who is interested in a career in meteorology? We are looking for a student Pathways Intern here at NWS Honolulu! If you are interested, check out this recorded webinar with some valuable information and application tips! #hiwx https://t.co/apOOUHJtDL
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Hawaii’s National Weather Service office deals with some of the most diverse weather in the nation. While Hawaii is known for its sun-drenched tropical breezes and relaxing trade-winds, Hawaii also sees snowstorms, hurricanes, wildfires, volcanoes, epic floods, and disastrous droughts.