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[Met-jobs] Internship in Climatology | The Swiss Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss

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The Swiss Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss is the Swiss National Weather Service. We record and forecast weather and climate in Switzer-land and thus make a sustainable contribution to the well-being of the community and to the benefit of industry, science and the environment.


We are looking for an intern for the duration of at least 4 months within the Climate Division, preferably from June 2016 or after agreement:




Throughout your placement you'll be supporting ESA's international Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Cloud Project. The CCI Cloud project is making use of satellite data to generate long-term cloud climate data records ( will be working with experts from MeteoSwiss to define and test a new set of satellite-based climate indices on cloud cover by applying basic statistical methods to a set of long-term cloud climate data. The tasks also involve carrying out an international user consultation to define requirements and publishing the climate indices for specified user groups. You will have the opportunity to join MeteoSwiss regular climate seminars and to get exciting insights in different fields of applied climate research.



Current or recent post graduate/graduate student from all disciplines of Nature Sciences with knowledge in climatology are encouraged to apply. In addition we require:

- Programming skills in R

- Courses in statistics

- Highly motivated and team-oriented person



We offer a paid internship in an international team at the MeteoSwiss Office Zurich Airport.


If you are interested in the above internship opportunity, please send your CV and a motivation letter until 15 May 2016 to For more information please contact Mrs. Anke Duguay-Tetzlaff, tel. +41 58 460 96 45,




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