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NiSource 2024 Summer Labor Relations HR Internship in Merrillville, Indiana

Job Title: 2024 Summer Labor Relations HR Internship

Job Code: INT027

The 12-week NiSource Internship program starting May 20th, is a multi-faceted development experience that provides our interns with challenging and meaningful work that impacts the communities we serve. As a NiSource intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from senior leadership and build professional relationships with employees across our company. The NiSource Internship program also incorporates workshops to learn about NiSource, the energy industry and infuses learning and development opportunities that sharpen your professional skills. The robust program will aid in building the fundamentals needed to enter the energy workforce upon graduation.


NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Ohio, is currently seeking a Summer Intern for its Human Resources Organization. A Fortune 500 company and one of the largest natural gas distribution companies in the United States. Our goal is to be America's premier regulated energy company, providing customer-focused energy solutions, investment-driven growth opportunities, and sustainable value for our customers, investors and employees. Underpinning this effort is our unwavering commitment to top-tier safety and reliability, collaborative stakeholder relationships, inclusive and engaging work environments, strong governance and transparency, and forward-looking environmental practices and stewardship. Our service territory reflects the diversity found within the individuals that make up the NiSource team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Successful applicants will become integral members of the Human Resources department, while learning within a team environment, completing meaningful tasks and collaborating with managers on important projects. This position will be a great opportunity for the candidate desiring to launch their career in Human Resources.

The intern will have the opportunity to collaborate with our Labor Relations, Benefits, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Change Management, Human Resource Consultants and Inclusion and Diversity teams. Successful applicants will build professional relationships with other interns and all levels of NiSource personnel while participating in rewarding professional development exercises and fun, team-building activities. Interns will obtain a broad overview of NiSource's operations and current events in the utilities industry.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university with major in related discipline such as Human Resources Management, Organizational Development/Effectiveness or Organization Communications

  • Completion of intermediate-level coursework

  • Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Team oriented

  • Self-motivated with drive for results

  • Time management skills

  • Business acumen and problem solving skills

  • Experience in an office environment preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail


This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Safety Statement

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$15.30 - $27.60

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Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.

At NiSource, you'll be part of the team serving nearly four million customers throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, who count on us to energize their homes and businesses. Whether speaking with customers by phone, analyzing financial data or installing new gas lines in a neighborhood, you’ll meet exciting challenges each day and make the most of your skills and talents. And you’ll be part of a company that was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers.

We're looking for talent from all backgrounds. We invite candidates of all abilities to come as they are and do what they love. Through our years of successful growth, we’ve stayed true to our roots by making a difference in the lives of millions of our customers. If you’re interested in joining an inclusive, innovative company that fosters opportunity for growth, NiSource might be the place for you.