Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 05/8/24
Hourly Range:
$17.25 - $18.50 (hourly rate determined by number of completed credit hours)
Work Type: Flexible on-site (working more than 60% on-site)

What your job will look like:

Jefferson Lab is seeking a creative Photography and/or Videography student to join our team in this year-round position as a Multimedia Intern. Responsible for assisting the Multimedia Photo and Video Specialist in a variety of photography and videography needs. More emphasis will focus on day-to-day people and event photography, post-processing/editing, metadata creation, and historical archiving. Promote a Department of Energy national lab while also contributing to the preservation of its history.

In this role, you will...

  • Photograph, post-process/edit, and archive various visual themes and subjects at Jefferson Lab for use in publications, scientific research presentations, websites, social media, and internal and external communication needs.
  • Create extensive metadata for all images for historical archiving purposes.
  • Use, or to be trained in Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, Photo Mechanic, and Final Cut Pro.
  • Collaborate on semesterly reviews with Multimedia Specialist and Creative Services Manager for future development.


  • Full-time college student majoring in Photography, Videography, or other multimedia areas with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.Wide range of media, including photography and post-production editing.
  • Candidate must be a US citizen.
  • Must be available to work a 18-20 hours per week while attending school and 40 hours per week between school sessions (ex: spring break, summer break, and winter break)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of manual camera settings, lighting subjects, and/or studio setups.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Outstanding oral communications skills.
  • Skilled at handling multiple tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and complete complex and varied tasks with limited supervision.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate, explore and implement alternative solutions.
  • Ability to work well in a team with others, including printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, website designers and/or market specialists.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

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 accommodation 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 recruiting @ or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8:00 am -5:00 pm EST 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.