NOAA Pathways Internship

The NOAA Pathways Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in Federal agencies and explore Public Service careers, while still in school and while getting paid for the work they are performing. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible for conversion to a permanent job in the civil service. All available NOAA internship opportunities and additional information can be found at USAJOBS.

For more information on the NOAA Pathways Internship Program visit the Office of Human Capital Services.


Ayesha Wilkinson  was a 2019 Summer Pathways intern at NOAA’s Weather Program Office (WPO) and a graduate student at Howard University in Washington, D.C. studying Atmospheric Science, Ayesha’ work focuses on social science and hurricane rainfall data analysis. She is fascinated with hurricanes.

Ayesha attended Florida State University for her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Meteorology. She has previously interned at NOAA's National Hurricane Center, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, WXGA News, and Penn State University.

In her spare time Ayesha loves to sew and eat sushi.

Leah Dubots is a current Summer Pathways intern at NOAA's Weather Program Office (WPO) and a graduate student at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County’s (UMBC) School studying Public Policy. She works as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Public Policy Department and is an Orientation Advisor for the Office of Academic & Pre-Professional Advising. 

Leah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Towson University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Studies concentrating in Policy & Management with a minor in Economics.

In her spare time Leah enjoys reading (historical fiction is her favorite genre!), hiking, and kayaking the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

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