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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Variable, Locations vary across US, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Variable, Locations Vary Across US, United States (on-site)
25 days ago


In recognition of the many contributions of Dr. William (Bill) Lapenta to advance NOAA science and services and his dedication to training the next generation of scientists, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established the William M. Lapenta Student Internship Program in 2019. The program builds on the highly successful National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Internship which Bill created in 2017.

NOAA is offering paid summer internships targeted towards current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields, for application to fellowships or for the NOAA-mission workforce. This internship program enables the National Weather Service, (NWS), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Ocean Service (NOS) and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO to target the skills needed to fulfill their specific mission needs. Projects may be focused on research areas or the development of operational products such as decision support tools, climate and weather forecast models, population dynamics of fish populations, ecosystem modeling, hydrology, ocean circulation models, unmanned systems (both in air and under water), data analysis methodologies, social science, and strategies to communicate climate and weather information pertaining to NOAA's mission to the public and to stakeholders. Overall, students will focus on areas that will meet the future needs of NOAA’s ever-broadening user community and address immediate challenges across a diverse spectrum from the sun to the bottom of our oceans.

The internship provides intensive, hands on training in NOAA mission fields, a stipend of $6000 for 10 weeks, Housing at the internship site, and travel to the host site. We also pay abstract fees for conferences such as AGU and AMS.

The internship is expected to be in person but some projects may be completed remotely.

Please see our website for more information and instructions for application.


The application period for the 2023 Lapenta Internship will be open from Oct 1 2022 to Jan 5 2023 (about one extra week will be allowed for processing of recommendation letters).  The 2023 Lapenta Internship will run from June 5 to August 11.

  1. Please see our website for more information
  2. Register for an account at
  3. Prepare the following to be uploaded to the site
    • A personal statement
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • A transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from your institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted on your behalf. At least one reference must be from a professor or academic advisor.  The second reference may also be an academic reference or a character reference that can speak to your capabilities and interests as they relate to the internship. You are responsible for checking your application status online to ensure both letters have been submitted. 
  5. If you have any questions about the application process please email the contacts on this page
  6. There will be an information session on December 8, 1:30-3:30 pm EST (  Lapenta staff members will be on hand to answer questions and provide application guidance.

Please see our website for more information.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66595759
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Variable, Locations Vary Across US, United States
  • Company Name For Job: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Position Title: William M. Lapenta NOAA Student Internship
  • Industry: Undergraduate,Graduate Student
  • Job Function: Internships
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