Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 08/30/22

Salary Range: $15.50 - $17.00 per hour* (SI II)

*based on completed coursework/credits

Work Location Type: Remote (working less than 60% on-site)

This part-time internship is slated to begin in the Fall of 2022 with the potential to last up to one year based on selected student's preference/availability.

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What your job will be like:

The Research and Technology Partnerships Office at Jefferson Lab helps our staff move their innovations from the lab to the market. In addition to building capacity for innovation at the lab, our team performs marketing analysis, business development, and partnership outreach efforts to facilitate the effective transfer of technologies to industry via licensing and partnerships agreements. Helping new inventions and discoveries succeed in the real world is one of most rewarding aspect of the commercialization process.

We are seeking a student intern to learn about and contribute to the tech transfer mission at the lab. Your work will be varied. In addition to performing internet research to develop an opportunity landscape for a particular technology, you will also support and attend innovation workshops and other events. If you have an interest in technology, business management, entrepreneurship, startups, or research and development, consider joining our team as a Tech Transfer Intern!

In this role you will:

  • Perform research using a wide variety of sources such as industry websites, trade publications, SEC filings, patent search tools, and newspapers
  • Conduct phone interviews and surveys for business development, and customer development purposes
  • Draft and edit interview scripts, marketing collateral, and other written content
  • Assist in analyzing and evaluating opportunities for commercial application of lab-owned intellectual property (patents and copyrights)
  • Support events and programs with logistics, setup, tear down, and promotion

Qualifications We Require:


  • Must be a full-time college student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM or business-related field with a GPA of 2.5 or higher


  • No experience necessary

Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during the school year.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable with cold-outreach techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Familiarity with lean startup methodology, design thinking, and systems thinking approaches

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 compose letters, outlines, memoranda, reports and other documents
  • 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

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
  • Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to open files and cabinet drawers, stoop and bend
  • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents and see safety alarms
  • Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms


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.