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Electrical Engineering Student
Job ID #: 12353 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Technical 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.


POSITION POSTED:  October 10,2021
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 are currently seeking a student intern for the JLAB Electrical Engineering Systems Department. The focus of this department is to provide technical services to accelerator operations and other lab initiatives. Student intern will be responsible for the support of engineering staff in the design, maintenance and repair of accelerator electrical systems. Duties will include but not limited to PCB testing and repair, soldering, chassis wiring and field cable fabrication and installation. The intern will be expected to use basic hand tools and display mechanical aptitude under supervision.



Applicant must be enrolled as a fulltime student in a four year undergraduate technical program, electrical engineering preferred, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The student intern will work under general supervision of EES personal to build and test electrical systems for the accelerator. Intern will work within teams on projects to maintain or improve equipment in the accelerator and other supported systems. Intern will be trained to Jefferson Lab safety requirements and will be expected to follow specific guidelines for personnel and environmental safety. Intern will gain insight on general engineering and technical principles to complement their formal education. Coursework in basic electronics and circuit theory desired.

Proof of fulltime student status and copies of transcripts are required (unofficial copies are acceptable, if followed by official transcripts within 2 weeks).



• 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 get 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 see and 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 employment@jlab.org 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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