2023 Lapenta Student Internship Program

The William M. Lapenta Student Internship Program enables NOAA’s National Weather Service, (NWS), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Ocean Service (NOS) and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) to develop the skills needed in their future workforce.

Nearly all program alumni who have completed their degrees are employed in NOAA mission fields and many work for NOAA.in 2019.

Internships are full time for a 10 week period between June and August, with a preferred start in early June.

Participants may be involved in projects such as:

  • Activities that improve the understanding of forecasting problems
  • Activities that address some critical aspect of operational model development
  • Activities that will create new data analysis techniques with wide application and usefulness in operational forecasting
  • Development of improved forecast tools (including those that use GIS)
  • Coding and testing of data visualization systems (using Python and other coding mechanisms)
  • Improving air quality and dispersion models and analysis tools
  • Incorporation of social science to communicate forecast uncertainty and enhance IDSS
  • Improving understanding of ocean-atmosphere interactions via modeling or analysis
  • Developing and fostering decision support and communications on urban heat and air quality
  • Establishing new science and technology to convert raw satellite data into critical information for strategic decision-makers
  • Supporting evaluation and testing of ocean models

Deadline for application is January 5, 2023.