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Cybersecurity Student Intern
Job ID #: 12333 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: IT Division Summary
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Some College
Experience Required: None Relocation Provided: No

Please note that all JSA/Jefferson Lab employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

SALARY RANGE: $24,600 - $35,400 (SI II)

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

We're looking for a Cybersecurity Student Intern..

The internship position is for one year. The Computer Center Technical Student Intern works with the Cybersecurity Group within the CNI Department to assist with operation of the laboratory’s cybersecurity program. This includes monitoring, investigations, application evaluations, documentation, vulnerability scanning/remidiation, audits, and other duties as assigned. The Student Intern will also work with other groups within the CNI Department and the CCS&T Division providing operational cybersecurity support.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of the various Microsoft Windows OS versions, any Linux variant, Mac OS X and TCP/IP networking. This candidate must adhere to written and verbal instructions, understand and follow established lab policies, and have excellent communication skills both in writing and in speech. Home broadband network required.

The ability to program using C, JAVA, or other language along with the expertise to write moderately complex scripts using Python, Powershell, BASH, or others is extremely important.

In addition, the candidate must be enrolled full time in a local university, available to work 20 hours each week during school sessions (18 hours being the minimum), and 40 hours per week between school sessions. 

Education and Experience:

Applicant must be a full-time college student with a GPA of 2.5 or better and must be majoring in Computer Science or a program with a concentration in Information Technology.  Proof of full-time status and copies of transcripts are required (unofficial copies are acceptable).
Must provide transcript for consideration

Must be a US citizen.

• 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

• Must be able to sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
• Must be able to pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; seize, grasp, hold, turn, or otherwise with hands.
• Must be able to lift 35 pound objects.
• Must be able to walk within facility areas, with occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling.
• Must be able to work in both hot and cold conditions.
• Must be able to identify and distinguish colors, perceive temperatures, and smell.
• Must be able to distinguish equipment noises, tones, and alarms from background noises.

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 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.

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