Position: Intern, Forecasting
Length of Internship: Summer 2023
Location: Wichita, KS Facility – Onsite
Who We Need & What You’ll Do
The Forecasting Interns will gain invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience by working side-by-side with full-time Storm Warning Meteorologists. This position will work onsite with our tight-knit forecasting team in Wichita, Kansas, for the summer of 2023. If you have a passion for severe weather and want to have a summer of learning and laughing, then this position is for you. The Forecasting Intern will assist in creating forecasts and warnings for impact-driven weather phenomena to a plethora of businesses across North America. By using a consensus forecast approach, all team members from interns and young professionals to Lead Storm Warning Meteorologists lend their knowledge to achieve forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.
There will also be opportunities for you to virtually shadow AccuWeather’s forecasting team in State College, Pennsylvania, and other meteorologists in different departments throughout the company – the sky is the limit for meteorologists at AccuWeather!
This paid internship for the summer semester is available for 40 hours per week.
Who We Are
AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
- Utilize internal warning software to create customized hazardous weather warnings independent of government agencies under the supervision of certified meteorologists.
- Create hazardous weather forecast graphics and customized text discussions for transportation and other specialized clients across North America.
- Assist with writing local forecast discussions for numerous metropolitan areas of the U.S.
- Assist full-time forecasters with updating AccuWeather’s internal forecast database.
- Assist in the monitoring of severe weather, hurricanes, etc.
- Provide weather briefings for clients via phone and email.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Full-time junior or senior student (graduating Fall 2023 or Spring 2024), enrolled in a meteorology or atmospheric science program.
- Solid understanding of meteorology and how the weather operates.
- Currently enrolled or has previously taken a forecasting course.
- A general understanding of satellite and radar interpretation.
- Demonstrated strong work-ethic and a passion for operational meteorology
- Good people skills with a focus on customer service.
- Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment.
More About AccuWeather
AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.
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