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Web Developer Technical Student Intern
Job ID #: 12354 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: Chief Operating Officer
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Some College
Experience Required: 1+ year 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)

The Web Developer Technical Student Intern will provide critical support for the laboratory’s main website,, to include working with departments to update, consolidate and move webpages to the supported Drupal content management system to further improve functionality, services, and analytic analysis as outlined in the Lab Agenda. This position reports to the Webmaster in the communications office to provide end-user computing support and website management.

The position involves updating, consolidating and moving webpages for lab divisions to the supported Drupal content management system. This will require meeting with different division and departments to assess their webpage development needs and provide assistance with accomplishing those needs across the laboratory. The Student Intern is expected to complete and document resolution of problem reports, and maintain on-line documentation.

The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of Content Management Systems - Drupal (version 8/9 preferred), Drupal Themes, PHP, HTML (hyper text mark-up language), CSS (cascading style sheets), and Javascript, with knowledge of image manipulation (re-size, crop, minor photo editing) in Photoshop. This candidate must make good use of written and verbal instructions, understand and follow established Computing policies, and have excellent communication skills both in writing and in speech. The candidate must have the ability to navigate servers and large folder structures and working knowledge of 508 compliance relating to web accessibility. Demonstrated experience in computer support is considered a plus in the evaluation of candidates.

Applicant must be enrolled in a local as a full-time college student with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Enrollment in a Computer Science, Web Development/Designer, Information Technology, or related major preferred. Proof of full-time status and copies of transcripts are required (unofficial copies are acceptable). 

In addition, the candidate must available to work a minimum of 18 hours per week, with the maximum being 20 hours per week during school sessions, and 40 hours per week between school sessions (spring break, summer break, and winter break). A 100% remote work schedule may be considered.

  • 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 manage and prioritize work tasks appropriately

  • 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 equipment weighing up to 40 pounds

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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