97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Student Assistant Program

Applications Due: 14 October 2016

The Student Assistant Program is open to undergraduate students who are active AMS student members. The program provides student assistants with hotel accommodations (shared with one or two other students), meeting registration, and a small per diem to help offset daily meal expenses. Student assistants are assigned to help with various tasks, including attendee registration, book/retail exhibit, committee meetings, and speaker support. Students must secure their own travel arrangements to and from Seattle.  AMS does not cover travel costs

When students are not working they have the opportunity to network, attend sessions, and visit the exhibit area.  Although the opportunity to be a student assistant is fun and educationally rewarding, it is also a demanding job.  AMS takes this program very seriously!  We are looking for students who can work well with others, be depended upon, and are able and willing to take direction from AMS staff members. AMS  Students are not eligible to serve as a student assistant for more than two Annual meetings.


Undergraduate students must be an AMS student member or full member with student privileges.  For current members, the 2017 membership dues should be renewed online by September 30th and prior to applying for a student assistant position.  If you are not a member and would like to apply for a student assistant position, you must submit an online membership application and pay for the full year of 2017.  Once the online application is properly submitted, you will be able to set up an account profile for access to the student assistant application within 24 hours, provided this is done in a timely fashion prior to the deadline date.  Students must be referred by their academic advisor.  An electronic signature confirms that your advisor finds you in good standing to apply for a Student Assistant position.  Membership renewals or new membership applications, sent by postal service, cannot process in timeAll interested students must use the online application service as explained in these guidelines.  AMS is not responsible for applications that fail to transfer through.


This program is opened to current undergraduate student members of AMS. For more information about membership, please visit our member page.

Advisors will receive an automatic email of notification once the application is submitted.  Applications are reviewed and selected after the deadline date or until the designated number of assistant slots is filled. A waiting list will be established after that time in the case a student withdraws his/her student assistant position.  We will accept up to four students from any one school, unless the number of assistants needed is not met. The application will close after the deadline and no further applications will be accepted, unless we have not met the number of students needed!  All candidates are notified by e-mail of their standing.

Any questions regarding the Student Assistant program may be directed to Donna Fernandez at dfernandez@ametsoc.org or 617-226-3907.


2017 AMS Annual Meeting Publications Workshop: The Importance of Peer Reviewers: Best Practices and Stories from the Inside
Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
AMS Career Fair
21–23 January 2017, Poster Hall
Discussion of AMS information statement on the Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 604
Early Career Professionals Reception
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:00–11:00 P.M., Seattle Sheraton, Grand Ballroom C

Do you consider yourself an early career professional? Are you trying to find your niche within the AMS community? Or, perhaps you are looking to connect with other AMS early career professionals? If so, you are not alone!

Fifth Annual AMS Conference for Early Career Professionals

The conference comprises a mix of speakers, panelists, and group discussions.  Several networking opportunities throughout the conference encourage communication with both other young professional attendees and invited early, mid, and late career professionals involved in AMS.  A special networking event will held early Sunday evening for only those that register for the conference.

How Policy and Law Affect Early Career Scientists
Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 612
Student Conference Posters
Sunday, 22 January 2017, 5:30–7:30 P.M., HALL 4E
Third Annual Speed Networking Event for Students and Early Career Professionals
Monday, 23 January 2017, 7:00–9:30 P.M., Atrium Lobby, Washington State Convention Center

Free of Charge and Open to All!
Teachers, students, families, weather enthusiasts of all ages!  Join us for the American Meteorological Society’s 16th Annual WeatherFest, a cool, fun, and fascinating look at all things weather, water, and climate.

Student Award Opportunities

Share your research with colleagues and be eligible win an award!

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Travel Grants

Travel grants are for current senior undergraduate or graduate students interested in attending the AMS Annual Meeting. Applications were due by 14 October.

Learn more about travel grants


Student Assistant Program

Help AMS staff run the Annual Meeting! Open to undergraduate students who are active AMS student members. Applications were due by 14 October.

Learn more about being a student assistant