National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Summer Student Internship Program
The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is “Where America’s Climate and Weather Services Begin”. Virtually all the meteorological data collected over the globe arrives at NCEP, where environmental scientists analyze this information and generate a wide variety of environmental guidance information. NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation’s economy, and support the nation’s growing need for environmental information.
NCEP is offering up to 10 paid summer internships targeted towards current undergraduate and graduate students to work in areas that will meet the future needs of the ever-broadening user community and address the strategic climate-water-weather issues. Each student will collaborate with one or more scientists at our five centers located in College Park, MD: Climate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center, NOAA Central Operations, Ocean Prediction Center, and Weather Prediction Center.
Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, and be a U.S. Citizen willing to undergo a security background check.
Students from the following majors are welcome to apply: math, physics, meteorology, atmospheric and climate science, computer science, engineering, and social science.
Internships are full time for 10 weeks between June and August, with a preferred starting date in early June.
Participants may be involved in projects such as:
- Activities that improve understanding of forecasting problems
- Activities that address some critical aspect of operational model development
- Incorporation of social science knowledge and practices to communicate forecast uncertainty
- Activities that will create new data analysis techniques with wide application and usefulness in operational forecasting
In addition to their project, participants attend lectures, participate in workshops to build skills and knowledge relevant to the job, and present their projects in both written and oral formats. The internship is approximately 40 hours per week.
- Internship stipend ($5000)
- Furnished housing
- Travel allowance to get to and from College Park, MD
How to Apply
Applications are due February 6, 2017.
1. Please prepare a single PDF which includes the following:
- A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your relevant career interests and past experiences in your area of interest and why you are applying for this NCEP internship. Please include mention of which NCEP Center you are most interested in and why.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from your institution
2. Then fill out the Application Form and attach your PDF as instructed at the bottom of the form.
3. Please also have 2 letters of recommendation sent to Genene Fisher.
Contact Dr. Genene Fisher, NCEP Executive Officer, if you have questions: genene.fisher[at]noaa.gov, 301-683-1323.