Summer Forecasting Intern

The Forecasting Team is looking for a motivated individual who is excited to gain hands on experience with meteorologists at AccuWeather! The Forecasting Intern will assist in creating impact-driven forecasts for all weather phenomena to the general public and a variety of other clients. By using a consensus forecast approach, all team members from interns and early career professionals to senior meteorologists lend their knowledge to achieve forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.

 

Date posted

Jan. 27, 2022 3:30 pm

Application deadline

Feb. 27, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

AccuWeather

Location

  • United States

Job description

Who We Need 

The Forecasting Team is looking for a motivated individual who is excited to gain hands on experience with meteorologists at AccuWeather! The Forecasting Intern will assist in creating impact-driven forecasts for all weather phenomena to the general public and a variety of other clients. By using a consensus forecast approach, all team members from interns and early career professionals to senior meteorologists lend their knowledge to achieve forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. 

What You’ll Do

You will gain invaluable knowledge and hands-on experience by working side-by-side with full-time meteorologists. This position will work at our Headquarters office in State College, Pennsylvania, for the summer of 2022. 

There may also be opportunities for you to virtually shadow other meteorologists in different departments throughout the company – the sky is the limit for meteorologists at AccuWeather! 

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.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Participate in discussions with full-time meteorologists, offering insights to improve forecasts across the United States and globe. 
  • Shadow and train on certain forecasting schedules. 
  • Work with full-time forecasters to update forecast database. 
  • Partner with the other summer forecasting interns to create and present a case study on an impactful weather event that occurs over the summer. 
  • Complete assigned projects related to AccuWeather forecast tools and processes. 
  • Attend educational training seminars. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 Job Qualifications 

  • Full-time junior or senior student (not graduating in the spring of 2022), 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. 
  • Involvement in various campus activities that involve forecasting, such as Campus Weather Service, doing forecasts for the campus newspaper, radio, TV, and/or website, forecasting contests. 
  • Good people skills and the ability to communicate well. 

 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. 

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  

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