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Mount Washington Observatory Winter Research Internship
Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA
Mount Washington Observatory
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The Mt. Washington Observatory is currently looking for interns for the winter season! This is a remote mountaintop weather and research station located in northern New Hampshire.  Our mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth’s weather and climate. With detailed climate data dating back to the organization’s founding, Mount Washington Observatory maintains what is now one of North America’s longest continuous climate records. The Observatory utilizes its state-of-the-art summit facility as a benchmark research station, collaborating with universities, governmental agencies, and private companies on many types of weather and climate research.

As an intern for the Mount Washington Observatory you will live on the summit with one of two alternating crews to conduct a research project that contributes to the work of the Observatory. You will also build operational weather forecasting skills and communicate the scientific work of the Observatory on a variety of different outreach platforms. You will also assist Weather Observers in daily summit operations including taking weather observations and equipment maintenance.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to hone your research and data collection skills! Candidates should have a background in natural, earth, climate, atmospheric sciences, or metrology.  A successful candidate should have an independent work ethic, good time management skills, and be comfortable living in a group setting at a remote location for a week at a time. A successful candidate should also have proficiency in Microsoft Office and coding experience is preferred. Winter internships run from mid-January to mid-May and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  

If you are interested in learning about the Mount Washington Observatory please visit our website and if you have any questions about the internship contact Jay Broccolo, our Director of Weather Operations, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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