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FirstEnergy Corp. Finance Professional Co-Op / Intern-Summer 2023 in Akron, Ohio

Finance Professional Co-Op / Intern-Summer 2023


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Finance

Employee Type: Student Full Time

Requisition ID: 65665

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.

As a Finance & Strategy (Accounting, Financial Reporting, Planning, Internal Audit, Risk or Treasury) Intern at FirstEnergy, you will have an impact on the team’s success. For the Summer 2023 session, we will have virtual positions. Based on your academic discipline, as well as the department and projects you are assigned to, selected candidates may:

  • Compose and input journal entries and analyze various general ledger accounts

  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations

  • Assist with month-end financial reporting

  • Assist with accounting research projects

  • Assist with budgeting, financial forecasting, and financial analysis

  • Contribute to improving current work processes and supporting documentation

  • Assist with various ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests

  • Collaborate with other departments within the Finance & Strategy Department to complete projects

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 Accounting, Business, Finance, or related discipline.

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Must have the ability to work without sponsorship (now or in the future)

  • Ability to pay attention to details

  • Demonstrate ability to define and solve problems

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to make formal presentations to various audiences

  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects, with the aptitude to learn quickly

  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules

  • Able to work in a team environment

  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively, with an aptitude to learn quickly

  • Analytical skills to resolve problems and think creatively

EEI Testing

We administer selection tests for a variety of positions. The required tests have been developed by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), a trade association of investor-owned electric utility companies. We strongly encourage potential employees to review all information, including the sample test brochures, and to use the available practice tests before taking the actual tests. Click this link to access the practice tests. You will be prompted for a name and password. Use firstenergy for both.

Practice tests provide sample questions and detailed discussions of the correct answers. It's important to take the practice test as you would the actual one, with similar intensity and concentration. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Note: EEI website does not allow access to actual tests. Testing is held at various locations throughout our service territory based on where the job is located.

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

Job Segment: Summer Internship, Internal Audit, Accounting, Financial, Intern, Entry Level, Finance