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Supply Chain Intern - Summer 2022


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function:  Procurement/Supply Chain
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  45884

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]

As a Supply Chain Intern at FirstEnergy, you will have an impact on the team's success. Based on your academic discipline and the department and projects you are assigned to; your responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting various FirstEnergy business units in an effort to drive strategic sourcing or drive optimal inventory levels
  • Working with and supporting a sourcing specialist team or inventory team
  • Data mining, interpretation of data findings, thought-leadership and communication of results and recommendations to varying audiences, including executive leadership - Supporting two to four sourcing specialist at any given time
  • Working effectively with different parts of supply chain with varying levels of employees
  • Assisting in high value contract sourcing and negotiations
  • Performing contract archival functions
  • Assisting to strategically transfer material purchase requests to existing contracts
  • Assisting management and coworkers, following well-defined practices and procedures, conducting business-specific research, gathering data, compiling reports and summaries, providing sound internal customer service and developing effective working relationships with employees in one's own work group
  • 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 a personalized development plan, 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 supply chain.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    -Sophomore, junior, senior with the ability to work two summers-preferred but not mandatory
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future
  • Basic computer skills with strong experience using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrate a questioning attitude to learn, produce results and develop relationships
  • Knowledge of basic research techniques
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including both written and verbal communications, with the ability to make formal presentations to various audiences
  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects, with the aptitude to learn quickly and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to synthesize findings to an executive level audience
  • 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
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively

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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