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Internships with NWS Office of the Chief Learning Officer (03/09/16)

We are looking for student interns!



Office of the Chief Learning Officer (OCLO) internships provide a healthy venue for college level students to sample the workflow of a typical government office, while sharing insight on the latest skills, techniques, and technologies currently offered at universities.


Each intern will complete a brief orientation program, create an individual learning plan, and be paired one-on-one with a staff mentor. Interns learn new skills, receive feedback and mentoring, and gain valuable professional experience in instructional design/educational technology, web development, IT support, government science, project management, and/or communications.


Available Internships

We are actively recruiting the following intern positions:


We will also consider the following additional positions. Please contact us for more information.

  • Technical Writer
  • Practical Science
  • Web, Social Media, UX Designer
  • Project Manager
  • IT Assistant



Internship responsibilities will vary, but may include:

  • Instructional Design – complete any (or multiple) phases from analysis to implementation
  • Educational Technology – work with our LMS and/or educational technology tools such as digital cameras and Articulate Studio
  • Web Design & Development – complete any (or multiple) phases using Drupal and/or Adobe products
  • IT Support – assist with installations, setups, repairs, and more
  • Project Management – create, define, and communicate new projects
  • Communications & Media – Assist with writing and editing, including blog posts, newsletters, and social media



Interns will work with their mentors to identify and agree to the scope of their unique project at the beginning of the internship.


University/ College Paperwork

Interns are responsible for identifying the requirements for and registering for credit hours with their university. Additionally, interns will need to inform their mentors of any required documentation and/or paperwork up front.



Some positions may have additional qualifications and/or requirements than those listed below. Please review the specific internship position announcement before applying. Contact us with any questions.


  • US Citizen (proof required upon selection)
  • Able to pass a fingerprint/background check (upon selection)
  • Able to work from our office in Kansas City, Missouri (remote internships are not available)
  • Enrolled in or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Enrolled in a 3-hour internship or 3-hour self-study course (if credit is desired)
  • Available to work at least 15-20 hours per week


How to Apply

Some internships applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Other positions that are linked to specific projects may have specific start dates. Most internships offered in one semester are more often than not offered during subsequent semesters. To apply for a position, all applicant should mail or email the items listed below.


Please note that many internships listed above have additional requirements, so be sure to include those documents as well.


  • Compelling cover letter - explaining why you’re interested in a particular internship, indicating your availability and preferred start and end dates, and mentioning where you saw the internship advertised.
  • Resume – no more than two pages
  • List of all relevant coursework completed
  • Writing sample – from coursework or other experience - The writing sample should be less than five pages.
  • References - please include 2 references to your work such as professor or TA



The National Weather Service does not discriminate against any intern or applicant for an internship on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Contact Information

For all questions or for more information, please contact:


Hattie Wiley

IT, Distance Learning Developer