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2021 NOAA Bill Lapenta Internship

Posted on October 25, 2021

The William M. Lapenta NOAA Student Internship Program is now accepting applications! The deadline for application is December 31, 2021, however, letters of recommendation may be submitted until January 15, 2022. We strongly encourage applications by students from all backgrounds. 

The NOAA Bill Lapenta Internship Program is a unique 10-week long opportunity open to U.S. citizens who are sophomore or junior undergraduates, or in a graduate program. Students are matched with NOAA mentors and study a breadth of work from modelling and programming, to new data analysis techniques, and the incorporation of social science to communicate science.

Dr. William “Bill” Lapenta served as director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) from 2013-2019, and was a champion for atmospheric science within NOAA. After his passing in 2019, the NOAA community created an internship in his honor to reflect his passion for mentoring the next generation of meteorologists. The Bill Lapenta internship is an expansion of a National Weather Service internship that has been evolving under the guidance of Genene Fisher, OER; Jackie Alexander, NWS; Monica Bozeman, NWS; and Todd Christenson, NOAA CPO, who graciously spoke with us about the internship.

This internship opportunity is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

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