2017-02-18 12:26:12.000 – Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
Although the calendar reads February and we’ve just picked up nearly 6 feet of snow this month alone, it’s still not too early to start thinking about the summer season. I personally started here at the Observatory as a summer intern, and it was a decision that helped shape my career today. We are accepting applications through March 5th, so there’s only a few more weeks to go.
The summer internship is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of meteorology. Being able to not only study the weather from afar but also live on the summit only adds to the uniqueness of the internship. A few other tasks summer interns take part in include creating a weather forecast for the summit, radio broadcasts, and guided tours of our weather station. In addition, most interns have the opportunity to work on a personal research project or assist in any ongoing research taking place on the summit.
If you are interested in learning more about an internship on the summit or also in applying for the summer internship coming up, now is the time! It’s a really unique experience, and one that you’ll remember for a lifetime. For more information click the link here.
Summer 2016 intern Chris Hohman enjoying a sunset view from the summit
Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Meteorologist