Ocean Engineering and Sciences

Broadcast Meteorology Internship

Broadcast InternshipAlthough Florida Tech does not have a broadcast meteorology option, the curriculum has enough flexibility to allow for coursework related to media applications including communications courses. More importantly, Florida Tech is just a stone’s throw from a major media market – Orlando! A number of our students have interned (under the tutelage of Tom Terry) at Orlando’s ABC affiliate television station Channel 9. Of these students, many have gone on to careers in broadcast meteorology. Our most famous student, Kassandra Crimi,  is making quite the splash as she has returned to Channel 9 – after her first stint in Columbia Missouri.

Intern in your hometown during the summer

Students can also intern in their hometowns – especially during the summer months when they return home. In either case, what is generally required (usually by the TV station) is that a student registers for academic credits.At Florida Tech, this is done under the Special Topics moniker. Weekly reports (submitted to the supervising faculty member) are required for a passing grade. Duties vary greatly depending on the station as well as the individual student’s capabilities. Students generally assist with assembling forecasts, forecast graphics, preparing climate summaries, etc. One of our students was thrown into the fire recently helping the on-air meteorologist with information regarding a tornado warning! The most important aspect, besides gaining valuable experience, is that students are rewarded by cutting a tape which they can use to apply for real broadcast meteorology jobs!

Programs

Learn more about the meteorology programs at Florida Tech

BS - Meteorology

MS - Meteorology

Contact Info

Dr. Steven Lazarus
Phone: (321) 394-2160
slazarus@fit.edu