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Student Assistant Program

14 October 2011 Application Deadline

Open to undergraduate students and AMS members only

The Student Assistant Program is open to AMS undergraduate students and AMS 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 another student), meeting registration, and a small per diem to help offset daily meal expenses. Students must secure their own travel arrangements to and from New Orleans.  AMS does not cover travel cost.

Students who are interested must be a current student member of AMS. If you are not a student member and would like to become one, click on the following link to apply http://www.ametsoc.org/newmember/index.cfm.  Also, students must be referred by their academic advisor.  Names will be accepted until the designated number of assistant slots is met; a waiting list will be established after that time.  Please note that we will be accepting 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 11th Annual WeatherFest will be held Sunday, 22 January 2011 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM.  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 this eventful occasion.  Further information can be found at the following web site http://annual.ametsoc.org/2012/index.cfm/weatherfest/.

To apply, complete the application form no later than 14 October 2011. There is no other recourse once the deadline date has passed.  If you are not a current student member, you will need to apply for membership prior to applying for a student assistant position.  If you do not receive an email notification for placement on the student assistant list, then you were not selected.

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.