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IT Intern - IT Security Analyst - Summer 2020


Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Student Full Time
Requisition ID:  20305

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


The SOC Intern – IT Security position supports security information and event monitoring functions utilizing FirstEnergys Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool.  This role focuses primarily on monitoring the events and logs from FirstEnergys Information Technology and Cyber Security data feeds. This position requires ability to work independently as well as within groups. Sensitivity to accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism in all areas of support activity is imperative.




  • Conduct production security monitoring for all information systems
  • Monitor, analyze, and assist other SOC analysts with events and logs from firewalls, routers, and other network devices or hosts for potential incidents and threats
  •  Perform daily report reviews
  • Communicate alerts as appropriate to SOC Analysts
  • Document processes and procedures
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • Assist with metrics, reporting, and other SOC communications
  • Process and share information with other FirstEnergy security teams
  • Small projects, research, and data studies


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Computer Science or technology equivalent degree.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)
  • Ability to work with highly confidential information

Preferred Skills/Experience:  

  • Understanding Information Security domains
  • Prioritization and problem solving skills
  • Experience in writing documentation
  • Assist with identifying process improvement
  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively, independently and within a team environment
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal, and written

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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