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The William M. Lapenta NWS Student Internship Program (2020)

Posted on December 20, 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) plays a key role in protecting American lives and properties. The timely provision of reliable weather, water, climate, and environmental information has supported the Nation's social and economic development. NWS offices in communities across the United States and its territories, supported by regional and national centers, provide the authoritative information needed by the public, including national, regional, state, tribal, and local authorities, to plan, prepare, mitigate, and respond to natural and human-caused events.

As part of the NWS, 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 20 paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate and enrolled 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 NCEP centers located in College Park, MD: Climate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center, Ocean Prediction Center, and Weather Prediction Center or at NWS Offices in Silver Spring, MD: Meteorological Development Laboratory and AWIPS Program Office.

Students may also be placed at the following NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) facilities: Climate Program Office (Silver Spring, MD), Office of Weather and Air Quality (Silver Spring, MD) and Air Resources Laboratory (College Park, MD).

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