The Internship Experience

2011-10-13 18:19:14.000 – Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

Yours truly, as an intern in January of 2006

The transition to winter on Mount Washington certainly brings thoughts of the frigid temperatures, snow, rime ice, and high winds that lie on the horizon for the months ahead. For the full-time summit staff, this transition season also brings about thoughts of the new interns that we need to seek out and hire. Sure, our current interns, Dave and Kevin, are only about halfway through their experience. However, we have to start interviewing and hiring soon, so that we have sufficient time to properly go through that process, and so that the candidates that we do end up hiring have time to prepare their personal lives for the internship. The deadline for applications for the winter internship, which runs from early January until May, is this Saturday October 15.

I’ve said it before in the Observer Comments, and I’ll say it again in this one: the summit internship experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I say that as a former intern myself, and I know the vast majority of former interns would agree. As a testament to the quality of the program, our current full-time summit staff of six observers is comprised of four former interns (Mike Carmon, Rick, Ryan, and myself), and we have a former intern working at the Weather Discovery Center as well (Jeff DeRosa).

If you are interested in applying, or know someone that would be interested, head on over to the Summit Intern Program page for more information, and for a link to the application.


Brian Clark,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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