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Cybersecurity Graduate Student Intern
Job ID #: 12334 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: IT Division Summary
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Bachelors Degree
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:  $26,800 - $38,600 (SI III)

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 are currently seeking a Cybersecurity Graduate Student Intern

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 and the development of solutions to cybersecurity challenges.  This includes monitoring, investigations, application evaluations, software development, documentation, audits and other duties as assigned.  The Student Intern will also work with other groups within the CNI Department and the IT Division providing operational cybersecurity support.

Education and Experience:

Applicant must be a full-time graduate student with a GPA of 2.5 or better,  majoring in Computer Science or a program with a concentration in Cybersecurity.  Proof of full-time status and copies of transcripts are required (unofficial copies are acceptable).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

The ideal candidate will possess a working knowledge of the various Microsoft Windows OS versions, any Linux variant, Mac OS X, TCP/IP networking and software development. 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. Must have home broadband network access.

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. 


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

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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