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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

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Position Posted: 09/23/21
Salary Range: $31,200 - $42,400 (SSIII)
Work Location Type: Flexible On-site (working more than 60% on-site)

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

What your job will be like:
Looking for an opportunity to grow and develop in the Cybersecurity field? We are currently seeking a Cybersecurity Graduate Student Intern to assist with operation of the laboratory’s cybersecurity program and the development of solutions to cybersecurity challenges - come and join our team!

In this role, you will:

  • Participate in monitoring, investigations, application evaluations and software development
  • Assist with documentation and audits
  • Interact with other groups in the CNI Department/IT Division
  • Write moderately complex scripts using Python, Powershell, or BASH

Qualifications We Require:


  • Applicant must be a full-time graduate student enrolled in a local university 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).


  • Must have home broadband network access
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be available to work 18-20 hours per week during school sessions and 40 hours per week between school sessions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess a working knowledge of the various Microsoft Windows OS versions, any Linux variant, Mac OS X, TCP/IP networking and software development
  • Adhere to written and verbal instructions, understand and follow established lab policies, with excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • 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

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.

• 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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