2005 Internship Opportunities

This listing was updated 17 November 2005

The following listing contains information on summer employment opportunities for students in the atmospheric and related sciences. It was compiled by soliciting information on potential summer jobs at corporations associated with the AMS in one way or another (scholarship and fellowship sponsors, corporate members, exhibitors, and the firms employing CCM's) and on internships at the stations of AMS sealholders.




North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, Bismarck , ND . Intern Field Meteorologist positions (2) available for the summer (May 24- August 31), in Stanley , ND (1 position) and Bowman, ND (1 position). Salary: $6.50/hour. Allowances are made for students returning to college at the end of the summer. Applicants must be majors in meteorology or atmospheric science. Employment announcement can be found on our web site at www.swc.state.nd.us/arb/ under the heading of News and Information. A link to the application for state employment (SFN10950) can be found within the web-based announcement. Applications should be sent to: Aaron Gilstad, Chief Meteorologist, North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, 900 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck , ND 85805-085260 . Phone: (701) 328-2788. FAX: (701) 328-4749. E-mail: agilstad@state.nd.us., and must be received no later than April 1, 2005


Sonoma Technology, Inc., Petaluma, CA. Position: Meteorological Intern. Period of employment: year round. Number of positions: 2. Salary: $10 to $13/hour. Work on a variety of projects related to air pollution and meteorology. Handle air pollution and meteorological data such as data gathering, processing, and quality control/quality assurance screening; analyze and graph trends and relationships in air quality and meteorology; and interpret the implications relating to health, visibility, and pollution sources.

This paid internship requires college-level coursework in the physical sciences (such as atmospheric or environmental science, chemistry, physics, meteorology, engineering, or related sciences) or applied mathematics. Experience using computers for programming and/or analyzing data, especially with MS Excel and Access, is also needed. The work schedule is flexible. Current graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Send a letter of interest and resume, no phone calls please. Contact: Barbara A. Austin, Sonoma Technology, Inc., 1360 Redwood Way, Suite C, Petaluma, CA 94954. Fax: 707-665-9800. E-mail: barbara@sonomatech.com. Please reference Intern-AMS on your cover letter.

The Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA. Meteorology intern (behind-the-scenes) positions (1 or 2) available for 15 May through 1 September (negotiable). Salary: At least $11/hr. Applicants must have completed their junior year and taken some meteorology courses; graduate student strongly considered. Send resume, grade transcript, and any letters of recommendation by 31 March to: Kathleen Strebe, Director Operational Weather Graphics, 300 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. Fax: (770) 226-2951. E-mail: kstrebe@weather.com.




The following internships are all unpaid positions, but many colleges and universities provide a mechanism for students to obtain course credit for internship experiences. You should contact your faculty advisor to see if your school allows this opportunity.


WKRG-TV, Mobile, AL. Period of employment: Offers unpaid internships each semester, including summer, for juniors or seniors in meteorology. Students must receive college credit and be available at least two days per week for three hours each day. Specific dates and times of day are flexible. Contact: Alan Sealls, WKRG-TV, Chief Meteorologist, 555 Broadcast Drive, Mobile, AL 36606. Phone: 251-662-2996. Fax: 251-662-3071. E-mail: asealls@wkrg.com


KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, AR. Period of employment: negotiable. Contact: Ronnie Weston, Box 790, 472 Craig 706, Jonesboro, AR 72403. Phone: 870-931-8888. Fax: 870-933-8058. E-mail: rweston@kait8.com.


WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL. Period of employment: Negotiable, anytime. Contact: Mace Michaels, 200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606. Phone: 813-314-5373. E-mail: mmichaels@wfla.com.

TeleMundo WSCV-TV 51, Miami, FL. Period of employment: Negotiable. In need of an intern who can act as a weather producer in an unpaid capacity, but be able to fill-in in case of summer relief, vacation, or illness. This On-Air fill-in, when needed is paid. Must be fluent in Spanish. Contact: Felipe Ferro, Chief Meteorologist, 2340 W. 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010. Phone: 305-889-7658. E-mail: wxman@mixmail.com.



WMBD-TV Peoria, IL. Position(s) available: Broadcast meteorologist interns. Period of employment: All semesters. Number of positions: 2 per semester. Qualification: Broadcast meteorologist interest, junior year completed, within 3 hours of Peoria, Illinois. Applications Materials: Cover letter (email accepted). Deadline: flexible. Contact: Chuck Collins, 3131 N. University, Peoria, IL 61604. Phone: 309-686-9487. Fax: 309-686-8658. Email: chuckc@wmbd.com.


WEHT-TV Evansville, IN. Position(s) available: Internship. Period of employment: anytime. Qualifications: Must be pursuing a B.S. in atmospheric science/meteorology. Contact: Wayne Hart, Chief Meteorologist, 800 Marywood Drive, Henderson, KY 42420. Phone: 800-879-8570. Email: whart@abc25.com.


KCAU-TV (ABC), Sioux City Iowa. (#144) Offers unpaid internships each semester, including summer, for juniors or seniors pursuing a degree in meteorology at an accredited college or university. Students must receive college credit for the internship. All three employees in our weather department are meteorologists, and our chief meteorologist has 25 years of experience. Specific dates and times of day for the internship are flexible. Contact: Tony Reed, Executive Producer, KCAU-TV, 625 Douglas Street, Sioux City IA 51101. Or, e-mail: treed@kcautv.com. No phone calls, please.


WLNS-TV Chanel 6, Lansing, MI. Positions available: Up to two. Period of employment: Four to twelve weeks (flexible). Contact: Pat Michaels, Chief Meteorologist, WLNS-TV, 2820 East Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI 48912. Phone: 517-372-1300 (newsroom), 517-367-2155 (weather office). E-mail: pmichaels@wlns.com.

WBKP-TV, Marquette, MI. Period of employment: May 15th - August 15th. Contact: Jay Polk, Chief Meteorologist, WBKP-TV, 2025 U.S. 41 West, Suites 460-470, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-225-5700. Fax: 906-225-5998. E-mail: stormteam10@chartermi.net.

WEYI-TV, Clio, MI. Period of internship: Interns welcome any semester. Interns must have completed synoptics 1 & 2. Contact: Mark Torregrossa, Chief Meteorologist, 2225 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420. Phone: 810-687-1000 ext.255. E-mail: markt@nbc25.net.


KTTC-TV Rochester, MN. Position(s) available: Internship. Period of employment: Any semester. Number of positions: 2 per semester. Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in meteorology or related field. Should have completed at least sophomore year. Helpful if applicant is from SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, or N. Iowa. Application Materials: Cover letter explaining your interest in the internship opportunity. Contact: Randy Brook, Chief Meteorologist, 6301 Bandel Road NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Phone: 507-280-5124. Fax: 507-288-6278. Email: rbrock@kttc.com.


KATU-TV, Portland, OR. Period of employment: Flexible. Applicants should have completed at least one year toward their B.S. in meteorology. Contact: Rob Marciano, 2153 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97232. Phone: (503) 231-4269. E-mail: robm@katu.com.

KPTV TELEVISION Portland, OR. Position(s) available: 2 per semester. Period of employment: Negotiable. Qualifications: Major in atmospheric science/meteorology or have strong interest in weather. Application deadline: Accepted all year. Contact: Marv Nelsen, Chief Meteorologist, 14975 NW Greenbrier Parkway, Beaverton, OR 97006. Phone: 503-572-1233. Email: marv.nelsen@kptv.com.


NBC 10 Philadelphia, PA. Position(s) available: Meteorology Internship. Period of employment: Fall, Spring, Summer. Qualifications: Must be a college junior or senior and able to receive academic credit. Applications Materials: Apply on NBC 10 web site at www.nbc10.com. Contact: JoAnne Wilder, NBC 10, 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Phone: 610-668-5793. Fax: 610-668-7092. Email: joanne.wilder@nbc.com.


WHBQ TV FOX 13 Memphis, TN. Position(s) available: Intern. Period of employment: Negotiable. Number of positions: open. Qualifications: Must be 21 years old, good academic standing, letter of recommendation. Contact: Jim Jaggers, 485 South Highland, Memphis, TN 38111. Phone: 901-320-1362. Fax: 901-320-1517. Email: whbq-jimjaggers@foxtv.com.


KBMT-TV Beaumont, TX. Position(s) available: TV Weather Internship. Period of employment: Any semester. Number of positions: 1. Qualifications: College student enrolled in on-campus B.S. meteorology program. Contact: Erik Salna, Chief Meteorologist, KBMT-TV, 525 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont, TX 77704-1550. Phone: 409-833-7512. Email: ejsalna@mindspring.com.


KING-TV, Seattle, WA. Period of employment: June 1 through September 1 (negotiable). Contact: Jeff Renner, Chief Meteorologist, KING Television, 333 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98074. E-mail: jrenner@king5.com


WCHS/WVAH-TV, Charleston, WV. Period of employment: May - August. Contact: Tony Mainolfi, 1301 Piedmont Road, Charleston, WV 25301. Phone: 304-345-4115. Fax: 304-345-1849. E-mail: tonym@wchstv.com.


WJFW NBC12, Rhinelander, WI. Period of employment: May through September. Contact: Steve Brown, 10 W. Park Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501. Phone: 715-362-2762. E-mail: tornadobrown@hotmail.com.