Weather service interns learn forecasting

| 14/08/2018
CNS Local Life

(L-R) Intern Benjamin Harding collects certificate from John Tibbetts of National Weather Service

(CNS Local Life): Three students have interned at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) this year, enabling them to gain hands-on experience in the field of forecasting. In addition to taking on interns, the service has also hosted class visits from both public and private schools.

Madison Szeryk, Benjamin Harding and Kieran Williams interned in 2018 for up to two months at the CINWS. “Our intern placements are a great way for older students to gain hands-on work experience and valuable insights into the things we do in world of weather forecasting,” CINWS Director General John Tibbetts said in a press release.

Although each internship may vary in scope, students will typically have opportunities to learn how weather observations are taken and are taught basic analysis techniques to help provide them with a better understanding of how a meteorologist produces a weather forecast, the CINWS release stated.

“After spending a little time with us our interns are amazed at how much they have learned, especially since forecasting weather is a mix of science, technology and charts,” said Tibbetts. “We hope that their experience with the team at the National Weather Service will inspire some of our students to consider meteorology as a future career path.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Who cares? A couple of white expats get a two month internship for their resumes. It’s embarrassing. Why not a couple of John Gray science students?

  2. Anonymous says:

    A world class civil service