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Corporate Physical Security Internship - Summer 2021


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Security
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  34596

FirstEnergy at a Glance

We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]


The 2021 Corporate Security Summer Internship with FirstEnergy is designed to provide enrolled students with insight and exposure into the operations of security within the utility industry.


Under general supervision, the individual will work with the Physical Security Field Support team to support the security best practices for FirstEnergy.  The intern will benefit from on-the-job training and mentoring through learning & assisting personnel by participating in a range of meetings, projects, and initiatives.  The intern will receive the opportunity to build professional relationships and enhance their interpersonal skills.


The intern should expect to perform the following roles and responsibilities:


General Duties & Responsibilities

  • Enforcement, training, and education of security policies and procedures.
  • Pro-active support, monitoring, and operation of security & access controls systems, security alarms, badge programming & creation, camera operations, tracking systems, and security support personnel.
  • Clerical and administrative support as needed.
  • Perform research and resolution process for exceptions, inquiries, and investigations.
  • Research and report on intel.
  • Demonstrate ability to grasp concepts and knowledge of security management practices, operations, and modeling.
  • Assist with assessments and improvements for security posture.
  • Elevate unresolved issues/problems to security management team.
  • Conduct effective, professional, and helpful communication with employees, contractors, visitors, etc.
  • Work in conjunction with individuals on the team as well as other support teams & business partners to enforce and enhance security best practices.
  • Complete projects as assigned.



  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Business or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated research and analysis skills.
  • Experience in facilitating creative problem-solving sessions a plus.
  • Must have good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to multitask during emergency & normal operational situations and have the ability to change priorities as needed.
  • Teamwork, communication, and innovation are essential, as well as taking independent initiative on tasks to be completed.
  • Must be knowledgeable with computers and Microsoft applications, especially using Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • The student will periodically need to operate their personal vehicle during their assignment for field work; therefore, a valid driver's license and safe driving is required.

Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

Position Classification



FirstEnergy Human Resources Team

Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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