NWS Summer College Student Volunteer Program

The Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office of the National Weather Service (NWS) accepts applications annually for volunteer college students each summer. This competitive program provides students with the experience of performing a mentored meteorological/hydrological research or data project while assisting in operations at a NWS forecast office.

Students interested in this program must be U.S. Citizens pursuing a degree in meteorology or a related science (such as climatology, hydrology, geoscience, atmospheric science, etc.), and must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student actively enrolled in related classes both the semester before (Spring 2022) and the semester after (Fall 2022) the volunteer period.  This means graduating seniors are only eligible if already accepted to/enrolled in graduate school in meteorology or a related field the following fall. Students who already have an active interest in a future career with the NWS are especially encouraged to apply; many past students have gone on to careers in the NWS; however, participation in this program is not a guarantee of future employment with the NWS.

The application period will be open through the end of the day on Sunday February 9th, 2022.