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Communications Office Student Intern
Job ID #: 12460 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Public Relations Division: Chief Operating Officer
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Some College
Experience Required: 1+ year 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.

Posting Date: 04/26/22
Salary Range: $24,600 - $35,400 (SI II)
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:
Are you a born communicator who is excited by the power of science? We are now inviting communication students to join us as the newest Communications Office Student Intern. In this role, you will support our mission through various channels such as news releases, social media, and internal memos to help spread the word about the latest happenings at the lab. We’re looking for content creators who are handy with a camera and know a thing or two about special events. If you have a flair for championing external marketing campaigns and supporting internal communications programs, this is for you!

In this role, you will:

  • Create content
  • Assist with photography during events and activities
  • Develop marketing campaigns and support internal communications programs

Qualifications We Require:


  • Full-time college student majoring in Communications, Public Relations or Marketing with a GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Candidate must be a US citizen
  • Must be available to work a 18-20 hours per week during school sessions and 40 hours per week between school sessions (ex: spring break, summer break, and winter break)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Superior verbal communications skills, speaking effectively and articulately.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience with social media content creation.
  • Proven skills using a variety of computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
  • Some digital photography skills, including working knowledge of digital cameras and smartphone multimedia capabilities. 

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Video creation and editing knowledge is a plus
  • Experience with social media and digital photography a plus
  • AP Stylebook knowledge preferred

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 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.
●      Ability to work remotely when not on lab campus.
●      Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations and read documents.
●      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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