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FirstEnergy Corp. Physical Security Technology Analyst Intern - Summer 2023 in Akron, Ohio

Physical Security Technology Analyst Intern - Summer 2023


Akron, OH, US, 44308

Job Function: Information Technology

Employee Type: Student Full Time

Requisition ID: 65165

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 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.

Our Corporate Security group provides the operational and governance support for physical security, including compliance with the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements and business continuity management for all FirstEnergy personnel and assets.

The Physical Security Technology Specialist at FirstEnergy are responsible for the management, implementation and support of security technology installs and upgrades at: corporate buildings, regional facilities, substations. Assess and recommend security technology solutions to ensure methods and solutions remain current, meet regulatory standards and policies or enhance the security posture.

This position is unique as it focuses on the managing the architecture, integration and programming of physical security technology software and hardware. Which includes badge readers, security cameras, radar, acoustic ballistic detection, intrusion detection, thermal imaging, and biometrics throughout the entire FirstEnergy footprint.

Responsibilities of a Physical Security Technology Analyst:

  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues

  • Manage and support contracted security integrators

  • Conduct testing and maintenance

  • Adhere to and implement regulatory compliance requirements

  • Lead and manage projects

  • Installation and programming of physical security technology software and hardware

Applicant Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled, full time, in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Security Technology/Systems or similar discipline

  • Class Standing – Junior (Graduating Spring 2025) or Sophomore (Graduating in Fall 2025 or Spring 2026).

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Able to compose well-written, professional documents and reports with minimal editorial and proofing support

  • Highly motivated to work independently and productively and learn quickly

  • Proven team player, contributes to team goals, encourages, and supports team members

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office line of products, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written to effectively participate on a team and in remote meetings and conference calls

Ideal Candidate:

  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes

  • Proven team player, contributes to team goals, encourages, and supports team members

  • Willingness to undertake assignments involving unfamiliar subjects

  • Strong attention to detail and analytical stance

  • Strong technical writing skills

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

  • Ability to work remotely, utilizing virtual technologies

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. 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

Job Segment: Compliance, Testing, Summer Internship, Corporate Security, Information Systems, Legal, Technology, Security, Entry Level