Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 08/22/22
Salary Range: $15.50 - $17.00 per hour* (SI II)
*based on completed coursework/credits
Work Location Type
: Flexible On-site (working more than 60% on-site)

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Looking to spice up your Spring semester? Jefferson Lab is seeking a creative student to join our team in January 2023 as an Employee Communications Intern. Are you a born communicator who loves the power of science? Come work in a place that embraces both!

At Jefferson Lab, we’re here to conduct big science and that means shouting big results from the rooftops – whether that rooftop is a social media post or an internal memo, the Communications Office helps spread the word about the latest happenings at the lab.

We’re looking for creative thinkers, positive attitudes and spectacular writers. If you want to help spread the word about lab updates and initiatives, give us a shout from your very own rooftop. Learn more about the opportunity below.

In this role, you will:

  • Write, write, write! From bite-size paragraphs for the weekly newsletter to catchy one-liners on social media, this position will hone in on your writing skills.
  • Help manage internal Communications platforms such as MailChimp, SurveyMonkey and REACH Media Network.
  • Assist Graphic Designers with design of print and digital collateral.
  • Adhere to brand guidelines and complete projects according to deadlines.
  • Receive feedback from team members and make necessary changes.
  • Support the Communications team as needed. This may include some external initiatives as well, like participating in advertising campaigns or writing a press release.

Position Requirements

Qualifications We Require:


  • Full-time college student pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or Marketing with a GPA of 2.5 or better.


  • Candidate must be a US citizen.
  • Student must live within commuting distance of the Lab.
  • Must be available to work a 18-20 hours per week during school sessions and 40 hours per week between school sessions (ex: spring break, summer break, and winter break).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Fantastic communication and messaging skills including writing, listening and public speaking.
  • The ability to listen to direction and navigate competing priorities.
  • Great note-taking skills.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Photography skills are a plus.

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Mental Requirements

  • Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and communicate information and make decisions.
  • Ability to concentrate on details and detect errors.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks.
  • Capable of analytic reasoning.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work tasks appropriately.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to get across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas.
  • Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods.
  • Ability to work remotely when not on lab campus.
  • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations and read documents.
  • Ability to see and hear safety alarms.
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.