Weather Intern (Unpaid)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Nexstar Media Group,Inc.


The Max Defender 8 internship is for college students interested in understanding the field of broadcast meteorology and majoring in an atmospheric science field. The internship is unpaid and the student must be receiving college credit. The intern will work closely with different members of the Max Defender 8 Weather Team to develop practical broadcast skills that use the theories of meteorology and forecasting learned in the classroom.


  • Forecasting the daily weather from the next 24 hours through 8 days
  • Willing to work at least 16 hours a week for up to 15 weeks
  • Creating informative graphics
  • Learning to tell the important weather story of the day
  • Writing and understanding digital and social media posts
  • Researching interesting weather and creating supportive graphics
  • Practicing delivering forecasts to understand the chroma key wall and how to effectively communicate to viewers.
  • Basic understanding of the theories of meteorology
  • Majoring in an atmospheric science
  • Core understanding of forecasting


  • At least a junior in college and must receive college credit for the internship
  • The student is aware that this is a non-paid internship
  • The student will complete any forms necessary from the college or university to receive college credit
  • The intern's college academic advisor determines the number of credit hours the student will receive
  • Max Defender 8 Meteorologists oversee the internship and assess the student's progress
  • The student will work with the Max Defender 8 Meteorologists to determine schedule and hours
  • The student will provide any paperwork to the Max Defender 8 Meteorologists that needs to be signed for course credit and returned to the college or university



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