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IT Software Development Intern


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  20355

FirstEnergy at a Glance

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 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

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


About the Opportunity

As an IT Software Development intern at FirstEnergy, you will have hands on experience with the technology used to support our business units at FirstEnergy. You will be given challenging assignments that will have a direct impact on the team’s and business’ success.


Examples of possible job duties and responsibilities:


  • Working with the following technologies: Microsoft .NET, Java, C#, HTML, XML, SQL, Oracle, webMethods, PowerCenter, UNIX Shell Scripting, and QlikView. 
  • Working on a team that develops and supports custom built applications leveraged by various business units.
  • Accessing data structures like Oracle or SQL Server through the use of SQL
  • Learning and customizing the interface or data structures of our SAP system.
  • Assist with SAP security and release management activities
  • Completing process, integration and stress testing for application projects or upgrades
  • Working on our external website, developing applications with responsive design and mobile technologies.
  • Learning the technology and scripting needed to move large amounts of data from one source to another.
  • Learn the tools, databases, and technologies needed to report on large volumes of data


All of the IT programming and development interns will have the opportunity to:

  1. Work closely with IT developers, IT business analysts, FirstEnergy business employees to deliver IT solutions which help achieve business goals.
  2. Receive the training in the skill sets needed to meet individualized objectives and development needs.


You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Co-op/Intern Professional Development Program, which is designed to cultivate professional skills and provide professional level work at FirstEnergy. Each participant will receive on-the-job training, and challenging assignments to refine skills and round out competencies.




  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Technology, Information Science or related major.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)
  • Basic computer programming skills, as well as completed coursework in one or more robust coding languages (i.e., Java, Microsoft .NET, C++, C#).
  • Interest and aptitude in software development.
  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects, with the aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment with remote colleagues utilizing virtual technologies.
  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules.
  • Able to work in a team environment with a constant focus on safety.
  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively, with an aptitude to learn quickly.
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Declaration of a software development-related track within one of the academic programs listed above highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of object oriented programming techniques.
  • Familiarity with the use of common code and re-usability concepts.
  • Ability to perform basic to intermediate coding in Microsoft Visual Basic, C++,   .NET,  HTML, and Java script (prefer above minimal coding skills).
  • Knowledge of principles surrounding web-based technology and user interfaces.
  • Basic understanding of the software development life cycle from requirements gathering to implementation.
  • Knowledge of database management systems and SQL.
  • General awareness of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software concepts

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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