Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 01/11/24
Hourly Range: $16.25 - $18.00 (hourly rate determined by number of completed credit hours)
Work Location Type: Flexible On-site (working more than 60% on-site)

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:

  • Write meaningful content that will allow you to show your creativity, passion and professionalism.
  • Engage in a wide range of communications efforts while learning the ins and outs of public relations with an award-winning team.
  • Learn about and produce professional social media content for community engagement.
  • Explore and develop proficiency in posting website content in the Drupal content management system.
  • Grow your portfolio and develop new skills that will help you jump-start your career in communications.

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 on-site 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:

  • Ability to write lively, accurate and interesting non-fiction content.
  • Can work effectively individually and with a team
  • Willing to learn and apply new skills.
  • Basic mastery of Microsoft software products.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook is a plus.
  • Social media experience in a professional, volunteer or non-profit setting preferred but not required.
  • Photography/Videography skills are a plus.

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.

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 @ 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.