GORHAM, N.H. – The Mount Washington Observatory, which has maintained the summit weather station since 1932 and operated the summit’s museum since 1973, has announced its 2005 internship program.

Participants in the summer-long program live and work with the observatory staff, sharing the responsibilities in operating and maintaining the weather station and museum.

The internships run from mid-May to early September. Interns normally sign on for the entire period, working the same week-on, week-off schedule as the regular staff. Room and board at the summit during the “on” weeks is provided. Though interns serve as volunteers, they do receive stipends to assist them with out-of-pocket expenses. This summer the observatory will recruit four interns.

Applications are available from the observatory, and should be returned promptly. Applications can be submitted online. Individuals with an interest in meteorology, environmental studies and visitor services are especially encouraged to apply. The minimum age is 18; the most promising applicants will be invited for an interview.

For more information, contact the observatory at Box 2310, North Conway, N.H., 03860, 1-800-706-0432, or visit www.mountwashington.org.

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