National Council of Industrial Meteorologists Summer Intern Program The National Council of Industrial Meteorologists (NCIM) was organized in 1968 to further the professional practice of industrial meteorology. Individual members of NCIM provide services including forecasting for clients such as highway departments and power companies with specialized needs in areas including engineering and construction, shipping, oil production, agricultural, media information, and motion picture/television production. Additionally, service in forensic meteorology is provided to the legal profession. Requirements for membership in NCIM are similar to those of the AMS's Certified Consulting Meteorologist program. Program Description Summer internships are for $1800 per summer season of employment with a firm having an NCIM member. The intent of this program is to provide work experience for up to four students nationwide to help defray their expenses for working at an NCIM member's business. The program is not intended to replace regular wages paid by the business for summertime employment. Who Is Eligible? Summer internships are available to full-time students entering not less than their junior years in 1994/95. Two categories of students are eligible: 1) Students who are enrolled or who are planning to enroll in a course of study leading to a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. 2) Students who are enrolled in a program leading to a degree in science or engineering who have demonstrated a clear intent to pursue a career in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences following completion of appropriate specialized education at the graduate level. Applicants must have successfully completed not less than two years of study at an accredited institution. Candidates must be United States citizens or hold permanent resident status. There are no age restrictions. Ho w To Apply Requests for the internship, including resume and cover letter, should be sent to Robert N. Swanson, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, 1216 Babel Lane, Concord, CA 94518; telephone: 510-676-2228. Curbs on Weather News Ended by Office of Censorship Ruling Relaxation of publising and broadcasting restrictions on weather forecasts and other weather information was ordered Oct. 11th by the Office of Censorship because of "improved defense and other war conditions." Beginning midnight Nov. 1, at 23:59 GMT, newspapers will be permitted for the first time since the war began to publish any weather information they wish except unofficial forecasts. Heretofore they have been allowed to print forecasts of their own localities only. During the period of severe restriction newspapers and radio stations 50 years ago have not been permitted to use the word "rain" in connection with floods and other natural disasters, but have been required to say merely that "weather" was responsible. Hereafter all such restrictions are lifted and rain, floods, snow, and other weather phenomena may be freely reported. The sole remaining stipulation for newspapers is that reports be based on forecasts and maps officially released by the Weather Bureau. The same applies to broadcasting stations, except that they are still not allowed to report wind direction and barometric pressure. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 25,36. 132 Vol. 75, No. 1, January 1994
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1994
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