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Network Transport Specialist Intern - Summer 2023


Akron, OH, US, 44320

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  64604

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 13 weeks. FirstEnergy offers paid internships to qualified students actively enrolled in an accredited university or college. 


IT Network Transport Specialist  

Network Interns in the Network Engineering & Operations department will work closely with FirstEnergy’s network teams and business units to deliver data networking, transport, and communications solutions for business and operational purposes that help achieve FE’s business goals.  


Candidates will provide support for the architecture, engineering, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and ongoing reliability of Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Field Area Network (FAN), and other wired and wireless systems that comprise the FE communications architecture. 


Examples of possible job duties and responsibilities of a Network Transport Specialist:  

  • Participation on one of the network teams supporting the many technology platforms delivering voice, video, data, electrical network monitoring & control, and computing services to FE employees, contractors, and business partners 

  • Ensuring high level of reliability and availability of these systems 

  • Working across FirstEnergy to ensure that communications solutions meet business needs and objectives. 

  • Confirming that all procedures are followed properly (e.g. change management, testing, documentation, etc.) 


Applicant Requirements: 

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

  • Class Standing – Graduating in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. 

  • 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 


Preferred Skills/Experience 

  • Wireless transport hardware and systems such as digital microwave, radio, WiMax, CDMA, etc. 

  • Network routing & switching hardware and systems 

  • Network design, engineering, and drawing management tools 

  • TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Internet, firewalls, security, and Internet tools 

  • Environmental support systems for the technology platforms (e.g., HVAC, AC/DC power systems, batteries, generators, etc.) 

  • Project management concepts and tools 


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 utilized the skills needed for the position in which you are applying. 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

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