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Summer Trainee

Do you want to experience what the real challenge is at the beginning of your career pathway? Our company, Vaisala, provides up to 120 summer trainee positions every year for you to learn and develop your professional skills. We are a global leader in measurement instruments and intelligence helping industries, nations, people, and the planet to thrive. From predicting hurricanes to optimizing renewable energy production, our technology is used where it matters the most – from data centers, windfarms and laboratories to airports, the Arctic and even the surface of Mars. With offices in 17 countries, our team of over 2,300 experts and 59 nationalities is committed to taking every measure for the planet. Driven by our shared purpose, curiosity, and pioneering spirit, we stay ahead and make a difference. At Vaisala, you don't have to fit in to belong.  


Vaisala Xweather - the fastest-growing areas in the company -  brings clarity and confidence to decision-makers in every weather-sensitive business. Using a powerful fusion of weather intelligence, proprietary data, machine learning, and AI, Xweather data and software solutions transform weather challenges into opportunities to optimize safety and efficiency while improving resilience against severe weather and climate change. 


We’re looking for a Content Marketing Meteorologist trainee for our summer internship program. The internship time frame is flexible, nominally running from May through August. 


Own your project! This Summer Trainee role is a project-based traineeship program, where you will be the project manager of your project, of course together with the team and with help of a project supervisor. The leadership teams select the projects included in the program, and they are solving real-life problems which are significant for us as a company.


Learn about the domain, problem solving, project management – and work life in general! In addition to working on the topic of your project together with our experts, you will have a chance to learn, for example, about project management and presentation skills both in theory and in practice. You’ll get to participate in training sessions during the summer together with other Giant Leapers.


Spend your summer with bright minds in a supportive environment! You will have a great chance to build connections not only with experts in your field while working on your project but also network with other summer trainees in informal sessions during the summer as well as meet and greet our leaders. By the way, many of our leaders are former interns themselves!


What will your summer look like?

  • Follow the weather on a daily basis using cutting edge weather software and technology.
  • Develop written content and graphics to tell the story of what’s happening in weather.
  • Contribute your content to Vaisala Xweather’s social media channels and on our website.
  • Explore unique datasets and generative AI technologies as novel sources of weather information. 
  • Work directly with Xweather’s Head of Innovation and Marketing leads to develop content about engaging and innovative topics.
  • This position can be hybrid or onsite in our Louisville, CO or Minneapolis, MN office.


What kind of skillset are we looking for?

  • We are looking for junior, senior level students, or recent graduates (B.S. or M.S.) of a Meteorology or Atmospheric Science program.
  • The ideal candidate is passionate about the weather, routinely follows what’s happening around the U.S., and wants to explore job experiences in Marketing.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must, with the ideal candidate being able to demonstrate examples of writing and/or speaking about weather.
  • We are looking for self starters who like to get things done. 
  • Time management, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. 


Are you ready to take on this internship?

Apply at the latest on April 22nd, 2024 and please attach your CV. Anticipated salary$23-30 an hour (based on experience). We’d also appreciate learning about what made you apply for this position and to Vaisala in the form of a motivation letter. 



To be considered for this position you must currently be eligible to work in the U.S. Vaisala participates in the E-Verify employment verification system. Candidates are subject to a complete background check prior to an offer being extended. 



Vaisala is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legal protected status.


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Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. As a government contractor, Vaisala complies with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Act), which is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.


If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application for a recognized disability under applicable law, please contact Human Resources by phone at 303-499-1701 or by email at Please note that you can easily submit application by attaching your LinkedIn profile in the recruitment tool (LinkedIn Apply functionality).


Recruiter: Erin Hanson 
Job Family: NA 
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