Innovative Weather gives students hands-on experience in operational meteorology and helps to develop their professional skill-set through providing weather-related risk assessments and decision-support to regional partners such as the Milwaukee Brewers, We Energies, MMSD, and Summerfest, among others. Innovative Weather internships are open to intended and declared Atmospheric Science undergraduates at all levels of study, and internship applications are typically accepted in the fall, spring, and summer. For more information, please visit the Innovative Weather internships page.
Our program also offers undergraduate students with undergraduate research opportunities! In recent years, undergraduate students have conducted research to improve the representation of clouds within climate models, develop machine-learning-based prediction models for wind gusts and lightning, and improve understanding of tropical cyclone evolution upon entering the midlatitudes, among other topics. Students typically begin with for-credit internships, advancing to paid internships as the research continues. Interested students are encouraged to contact the faculty member or members with whom they are interested in conducting research as early as the end of their sophomore year.
Internship opportunities for our students are not limited to those at UWM! Please visit Prof. Evans’ webpage for information on opportunities beyond UWM.