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FirstEnergy Corporation

Physical Security Compliance Intern

Law Enforcement and Security

Compliance Officer


Akron, Ohio, United States

*This position is fully remote* About this opportunity Our Corporate Security group provides the operational and governance support for physical security, including compliance with the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements related to physical security and business continuity management for all FirstEnergy personnel and assets. 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. The Physical Security Compliance Specialist supporting the Regulatory Compliance program at FirstEnergy develops, maintains, and supports the Physical Security Compliance Team with tasks related to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance. Additionally, this position may support the business continuity program to meet regulatory and company requirements. This position is unique as it focuses on the administrative and compliance aspects of physical security. Responsibilities of a Physical Security Compliance Specialist: - Conduct research and interpret regulatory standards and policies to ensure Corporate Security business practices align with compliance requirements. - Document and maintain procedures related to physical security compliance. - Prepare evidence for regulatory audits and investigations. - Participate in internal assessments to ensure implemented compliance programs satisfactorily meet regulatory requirements. - Assist business units and departments with preparation of Business Continuity Plans. Applicant Requirements: - Currently enrolled, full time, in a bachelors degree program at an accredited university/college with a major in Business Administration, Compliance, Business Continuity or similar discipline - Class Standing Graduating Spring 2025, 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: - Must have strong interest in regulatory compliance - Must have a basic understanding of internal controls to support the development and review of business processes and procedures Ideal Candidate - Able to compose well-written, professional documents and reports with minimal editorial and proofing support - 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 - Highly motivated to work independently and productively and learn quickly - 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 - Organizational skills to prioritize and plan work, multi-task and meet schedules - Ability to work remotely, utilizing virtual technologies - Strong attention to detail - Strong technical writing skills Your Resume Must Include: - Major/Minor/Degree - GPA, - Anticipated graduation date 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 or volunteer/work experience where you utilized the skills needed for the position. To Apply: All applicants must create an account on FirstEnergys Career Opportunities website to be eligible and to apply for this position.