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IT Database Administrator Intern - Summer 2023


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  64566

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 integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

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


The ability to work remotely within the United States may be available based on business need.  This option is not available in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time.

The Information Technology organization at FirstEnergy creates and maintains software solutions, and operates FirstEnergy data centers, service desks and voice/data networks.  


As a participant in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, you will be cultivating professional skills and performing professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies. Summer Internships with FirstEnergy are full-time opportunities spanning 14 weeks. FirstEnergy offers paid internships to qualified students actively enrolled in an accredited university or college. 


IT System Administrator Intern  

As an IT Database Administrator Intern at FirstEnergy, you will have hands on experience supporting the databases throughout the FirstEnergy enterprise. An IT Database Administrator Intern must be self-motivated and have a desire to learn new and proprietary databases and dig deep into unfamiliar territory. 


Examples of possible job duties and responsibilities of a Database Administrator:  

  • Assist in incident management including problem resolution and tracking problems 

  • Utilize monitoring tools to proactively identify problems with databases and applications 

  • Create, update, and execute change requests, as directed 

  • Create new databases and/or upgrade existing databases. 


Applicant Requirements: 

  • Currently enrolled, full time, in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college focusing on Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other business/technology related disciplines. 

  • Class Standing – Junior (graduating in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025) or Sophomore (graduating in Fall 2025 or Spring 2026). 

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. 

  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future) 


Ideal Candidate: 

  • Highly motivated to work independently, utilizing virtual technologies, and learn quickly 

  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes 

  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects 

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively participate on a team and in remote meetings and conference calls 


Responsibilities for Database Administration 

  • Provide and maintain reliable Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server databases to support FirstEnergy business applications. 

  • Implement, monitor, upgrade, and administer FirstEnergy Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server databases including performance tuning 

  • Manage backup and recovery functions for FirstEnergy Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server databases. 


Preferred Skills/Experience 

  • Experience with any kind of coding or scripting language (e.g. Perl, Python, Java, C, PowerShell, SQL etc.) 

  • Basic knowledge of database concepts, including basic SQL statements and database design fundamentals. Any classroom, personal project, or work experience administering any mainstream database technology such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, or Oracle is highly encouraged. 


Resume Requirements:   

Please include your Major/Minor/Degree, GPA, and anticipated graduation date on your resume. 


Resume Suggestions:  

We encourage you to include on your resume courses completed relevant to the position you are applying. Additionally, tell us about school projects where you may have utilized the skills needed for the position. Technology enthusiasts: be sure to describe your tech hobbies and use of technology outside of the classroom on your resume. 


To Apply: 

All applicants must create an account on FirstEnergy’s Career Opportunities website to be eligible and to apply for this position. 


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

Job Segment: DBA, Database, Summer Internship, SQL, Oracle, Technology, Entry Level