Student Assistants for Field Deployments

Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to help with the operation and maintenance of EOL equipment during domestic and international field deployments.

What does a student assistant do on a field deployment?

Most positions are in support of the Integrated Sounding System (ISS) and the GPS Advanced Upper Air Sounding System (GAUS) with occasional opportunities related to radar and dropsonde operations. Responsibilities often include launching of sondes at predetermined schedules, maintenance of proper operations of all equipment, data collection and processing activities, document preparation as well as help with set-up and tear-down.

How do I apply?

EOL Student Assistant positions are advertised on the UCAR Career Opportunities website around February and March of each year once field campaign schedules have been determined. Interested students are encouraged to regularly check that website.