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Electrical Engineering Student Intern
Job ID #: 12352 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Engineering Division
Position Type: Student Intern Education Required: Technical 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: 10/10/21
Salary Range: $31,200 - $42,400 (SI II)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

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

What your job will be like:

Are you looking for an opportunity to transfer your classroom training into a hands on engineering work environment?  The Electrical Engineering Systems Department is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Student Intern to join our team and work under the guidance of experienced engineers to build and test electrical systems for our electron accelerator. You will improve or maintain equipment and will gain insight on general engineering concepts and technical principles to build on your formal education.

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for the support of engineering staff in the design, maintenance, and repair of accelerator electrical systems.
  • Work on PCB testing and repair, soldering, chassis wiring and field cable fabrication and installation.
  • Work under general supervision of EES personnel to build and test electrical systems for the accelerator.
  • Work within teams on projects to maintain or improve equipment in the accelerator and other supported systems.
  • Be trained on Jefferson Lab safety requirements and follow specific guidelines for personnel and environmental safety.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student in a four year undergraduate technical program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Proof of full-time student status and copies of transcripts are required (unofficial copies are acceptable, if followed by official transcripts within 2 weeks).

Qualifications We Desire:


  • Electrical Engineering field of study preferred.
  • Coursework in basic electronics and circuit theory desired.

• 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 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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