Monday, October 10, 2011

Moving forward together 
OPENINGS | InternshipsForecasters | Strategic Media   


Applying to become a member of team is centered on your level of interest, passion for weather & climate, and ability to collaborate. For any location in North America, applicants can apply for starting a zone in their state, join an existing team, or be an Affiliate Forecaster and collaborate with us during major events on a regional level. You're not limited to forecasting, but can expand to weather videos or graphic design to marketing and promotions.


WEATHER IS ONLY ONE PART 
We have opportunities in a mosaic of venues within our team including climate, weather, space science, emergency management. We also seek innovators in media, public relations, graphic design and more. Visit the Strategic Media Application Page for opportunities. (Photo: L to R: Forecaster Amanda Brioche, attending Miami University for Meteorology, and Meteorologist Randall J., a Florida Int; University graduate at a Nov 2011 team meeting in Miami, Florida. Both forecast on our South Florida Page.)


HOW TO GET STARTED
For high school or college students, you will need to identify two references, and list them in your application. One of which would be a trusted adult, teacher, scientist or employer to serve as your local advisor. Your second reference can be a parent or family member who is an effective writer. (Photo: L to R: Director of Strategic Media Diandre Williams, Baltimore County Science Teacher Ryan Helcoski, Forecaster Evan S.; Aug 2011)

Send in your application for review, so our Outreach Team can initiate the training process, while you are working to obtain your recommendation letters. The writer of your 2-3 paragraph reference should include:
  • An example of your passion for weather & science or media & technology 
  • A statement on your maturity and ability to collaborate in a team. 
  • Contact email and phone number for our team if we have questions.
APPLICATION CRITERIA & PROCEDURE
Email to Nikki Byers
Director of Forecaster Outreach
(leadership@footsforecast.org)

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS
  • College level: Freshman to grad student or post-doctoral;
  • High school: Sophomore to senior; (9th grade apprentices can start at 15)
  • Work-force weather enthusiasts/professionals or looking for work; 
  • Meteorologists (active or retired) seeking to be a Forecast Advisor;
  • Educators or those in the workforce seeking a mentoring role;                                     
PREFERRED BACKGROUND (for student forecasters)
  • Some knowledge of surface and upper level weather
  • Some experience in website/blogging/graphic design
  • Available 30 min/day 2-3 times a week for online training
  • Able to write a conversational, brief, locally relevant forecast highlighting the unique conditions and culture of your area. Include mention of a local event in the forecast.
READY TO TAKE THE RIGHT STEP FOR YOUR LOCAL WEATHER? 
VISIT THIS LINK TO THE TEXT-ONLY APPLICATION AND LET'S GET IT STARTED!



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