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Security Technoloy Intern - Summer 2019


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Security
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  17026


About the Opportunity

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

FirstEnergy is currently looking for a Summer Security Technoloyg Intern to work at it's corporate headquarters in Akron, OH. Under general supervision, the individual will work with Transmission Security Technologies & Engineering team and the Physical Security Technology team to support the evaluation and implementation of two-factor authentication and non-password based primary authentication systems at FirstEnergy.  The intern will learn about and assist personnel in configuring, supporting, and maintaining security systems such as B2B VPNs, firewalls, endpoint protection, certificate authorities, web proxies, RSA Tokens and IPS/IDS.




  • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree coursework in Security or Information Technology, or related discipline preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp technology concepts and demonstrated knowledge of Security management practices, IT architecture/operations, and security modeling.
  • Knowledge of security access control systems and methodology.
  • Knowledge / experience in all or some of the following:
    • Security applications
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Role Based Access
    • Certificate authorities
    • Security Badges
    • Encryption
  • Demonstrated ability to define and solve problems.
  • Skills in both written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrated research and analysis skills.
  • Experience in facilitating creative problem-solving sessions a plus.
    Principal Accountabilities
  • Provide pro-active support for security systems.
  • Assess and improve security posture for security systems.


  • Complete projects as assigned.


  • Complete assigned security maintenance and upgrade tasks on time and with success.

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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