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Intern - Web Development (Hybrid Schedule)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
4000 Jones Bridge Road (Show on map)
January 19, 2023
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HHMI is focused on supporting and moving science forward in a variety of different ways ranging from conducting basic biomedical research, empowering educators, inspiring students, developing the next generation of scientists - even stretching into film and media production. Our Headquarters is in the greater Washington, DC metro area and is home to over 300 employees with expertise in investments, communications, digital production, biomedical sciences, and everything in between. The work housed here supports and augments the groundbreaking research conducted in HHMI labs across the nation. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working here are making a difference.

About the Role:

We are looking for a summer intern to join us on an 8-12-week assignment where they will work on a major redesign project for our website, and provide development support for some of our smaller websites. We believe this will provide a fantastic opportunity for a developing Computer Science student to gain real insight to both large and small-scale website development.

What We Provide:
  • Direct mentorship from the Manager of Web Development

  • Opportunity to further your technical skills in web development by working on small sections of a real website redesign

  • Working with a collaborative and hard-working team

  • Exposure to the agile development process, source control, and deployment workflows when building software applications in an enterprise environment

  • A hybrid work schedule with 2 days in our Chevy Chase, MD office and 3 days remote per week

What You'll Do:

Have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our Web Development team to support the redesign of the Janelia.org website and other projects. Flex any existing skills working with technologies such as PHP/Drupal, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while continuing to expand your knowledge and understanding. We will teach you that website development requires more than just technical know-how - it includes important skills like collaboration between multiple business departments, design firms, and other members of IT to successfully implement projects.

What You Bring:
  • An in-progress undergraduate degree with some previous experience or coursework with web CMS technologies (such as Drupal, WordPress, or other similar frameworks)

  • Prior hands-on development experience writing: HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript

  • Familiarity with design tools such as Figma, UNIX command line, Git, and DevOps pipelines are a plus!

As part of your application, please include links to source control or websites in your application to showcase your coding experience and skills.

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation Range:

Intern, Web Development - $25.00 (minimum) - $30.00 (midpoint) - $35.00 (maximum)

Pay Type: Hourly

HHMI's salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our site to learn more.