Sunday, February 12, 2012

Shriver Center Internship Opportunity

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens 
can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
-By Anthropologist & Author Margaret Mead 




Foot's Forecast is a partner with the nationally-recognized Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville, Maryland. Students from UMBC whom have recently learned about our team are encouraged to familiarize with the Shriver Center in the Public Policy Building. Not from Maryland? Not a problem. You're here because we know you have a passion for service, so we can help. To learn more, contact us: leadership@footsforecast.org




UMBC Shriver Center Director Michele Wolff, (left, 1st row) with
members of the Foot's Forecast Maryland Team at a college visit
OPPORTUNITIES NOW. Rewarding life experience is available for motivated high school and college students within the following programs on the Shriver Center website. We have summarized the opportunities relevant to our team below:


Forecasters Mike and Connor leading a hurricane exercise
 at the Baltimore County Emergency Operations Center 
Innovative Service-Learning ProgramThrough this sustained partnership, students build professional relationships across our team, participate in project-based activities aligning with classwork and can earn academic credit if interested in connecting weekly service with a course.
    UMBC Environmental Science Intern Greg Jackson with Photocaster Emily
     on a stream monitoring project with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study    
  • Rewarding Internship/Co-op Experience that combines classroom study with on-the-job experience, students earn academic credit, and learn valuable career development and professional skills. Shriver Center students consistently earn exemplary reviews from host organizations, often followed by offers of full-time employment when they graduate.
  • Expansive Eligibility For Students Undergraduates and even upperclass high school students joining our team can apply for the Shriver Center opportunity. That's right...you can be a high school junior or senior, or a college student at the University of Maryland or in other colleges.
Lead Forecaster Mark from Washington State with Aaron Salter,
Director of Operations, overlooking Seattle from the Space Needle
PROOF OF CONCEPT College students on the Foot's Forecast team, like UMBC Senior Aaron Salter (above) have already benefitted from being Shriver Center interns. Our students have gained free travel and lodging to professional events across the U.S. including  Seattle, New Orleans, Ocean City, MD and activities around the Mid-Atlantic.  

Learn more about how you can get academic credit, right on your transcript, while building career experience with us, send a note to leadership@footsforecast.orgOne of our Education Team members will connect with you on next steps, and we look forward to collaborating with you.

4 comments:

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

:)

NWS STATE COLLEGE:

<pre>Following a brief period of fair and dry weather to start off next
week (mon-Monday ngt) the threat of light precipitation will return to the
forecast early Tuesday into Wednesday...with<span> perhaps a more significant
storm system affecting the region sometime late next week. Similar
to yesterday...operational model and ensemble guidance still show
uncertainty with shortwave timing and potential phasing of
streams
</span>. After a taste of winter this weekend...expect
temperatures to slowly moderate in time eventually climbing back
near to slightly above normal by the end of the medium range period.
8-) </pre>

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

The first LEGIT MAJOR STORM THREAT is on the table of the entire winter.  Right now it is just a threat, but very worth following as the set-up is conducive for heavy snow.  It is also coming near President's Day, and we all know it NEVER snows on PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND around here (hint climatology, actually favors snow) :-D

Andy, Southern York County, PA said...

This Storm will be coined the BUG KAHUNA, as NEEDY was kind enough to emphasized my typo.  :-P

NeedaSnowday said...

Just as long as I can get the field trip back to enjoy it!