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Student Assistant Program

Deadline Passed

The Student Assistant Program is open to undergraduate students (sophomore year or higher), that are active AMS Student Members only.  The program provides partial travel support to students willing to assist AMS staff in administering the annual meeting. Student assistants help with various tasks, including meeting registration, book/retail exhibit, committee meetings, and audio visual requirements. When students are not working, they have the opportunity to attend sessions and visit the exhibit area. AMS provides all student assistants with hotel accommodations (which you will share with one or two students), meeting registration, and a small per diem to help offset daily meal expenses. Students must secure their own travel arrangements to and from Austin.  AMS does not cover travel cost.

Students who are interested must have current AMS member status. If you are not a student member and would like to become one, click on the following link to apply http://www.ametsoc.org/memb/student_membbenefits.htmlAlso, students must be referred by their academic advisor.  Please note that we will accept up to four students from any one school (unless the number of assistants needed is not met).  Students are not allowed to serve as a student assistant for more than two meetings.  Although the opportunity to be a student assistant is fun and educationally rewarding, it is also a demanding job and AMS takes this program very seriously.  We are looking for students that can work well with others, be depended upon, and are able and willing to take direction from AMS staff members. 

The 12th Annual WeatherFest will be held Sunday, 6 January 2013 from noon until 4:00p.m.  WeatherFest is an interactive four-hour science and weather fair free to the public.  WeatherFest Features weather demonstrations, hands-on weather and climate related activities and more.  A number of volunteers will be scheduled to work at this exhibit.  Students who are not scheduled to work during these hours are invited to attend the event.

To apply, complete this application form and submit it no later than midnight on 12 October 2012.  Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.  If you are not a current student member, you will need to apply for membership prior to applying for a student assistant position. 

To learn more about the benefits of membership visit our member service page at http://www.ametsoc.org/MEMB/index.html.  Any questions regarding the student assistant program may be directed to Donna Fernandez at dfernandez@ametsoc.org or 617-226-3907. Applicants will be notified, via e-mail, as to whether or not they have been accepted for the student assistant position.      dfernandez@ametsoc.org