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Meteorology Intern at Florida Division of Emergency ManagementBookmark This
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Posted: September 20 2016
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DescriptionWe are seeking a meteorology intern to prepare and contribute to development and dissemination of the suite of State Meteorological Support Unit reports that determine weather-related threats to the State of Florida from various federal, state, and private meteorological sources. The selected student will provide support to the State Emergency Response Team regarding meteorological data through development, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of available weather related data.
ResponsibilitiesThe meteorology intern will prepare and present at least 3 weather briefings and presentations for Division and SERT staff using data gathered from all pertinent sources. Complete the following 7 FEMA Independent Study courses IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, IS-800.b, IS-120.a, IS-324.a and IS-775. Complete the following 10 MetEd/COMET modules: “Rip Currents: Forecasting”, “Weather Radar Fundamentals”, “Radar Signatures for Severe Convective Weather”, “Principles of Convection: Shear and Convective Storms”, “Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk”, “Applying Forecast Tools: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus”, “Synoptic Considerations: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus”, “QPF Verification: Challenges and Tools”, and “Space Weather Basics” Assist in the development of the 2017 Statewide Hurricane Exercise by preparing storm impact information. Independently perform special assignments related to meteorological topics as directed.
RequirementsMust have completed Synoptic Meteorology 1 and Thermodynamics 1 classes. This is usually completed during the Fall semester of the Junior year.
Strong written and oral communications skills, knowledge of meteorological topics and principles, familiarization with NWS products and services, ability to analyze and interpret computer model forecast data, proficient use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.