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Security Internship: Cyber, Corporate & Business Internship

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Department Summary

The Security Internship Program is geared toward current college students who have a passion for cyber security, corporate security or business and an interest in Consumers Energy and the energy industry. The Security Internship Program at Consumers Energy is a key component of realizing the Security organization’s vision of “A World Class Security Program Built at the Best Place to Work in Michigan”.


Job Description/Responsibilities

Current college students of all levels will work as part of a larger team to provide services and support for cyber security, corporate security, compliance and program management activities.  Cyber security roles are technical in nature and involve either deploying new security technologies or using our existing tools and processes to detect and respond to security incidents.  Corporate security roles work with our field investigators in a variety of capacities responding to incidents, conducting investigations and completing small projects.  Compliance roles assist our team with managing various regulatory requirements such as NERC/CIP, PCI and TSA regulations.  This work includes monitoring of controls, audits, assessments and small projects.  Our program management function has a variety of needs including project management, process mapping/creation, security awareness, risk and privacy.  The work will be challenging, equivalent to an entry level role, but in a collaborative team environment where you can learn from industry leaders.


In addition to working alongside full time employees carrying out the Security strategy for Consumers Energy, Security Interns will have the option to participate in a number of additional events within the program, including intern networking events, company tours and the consistently top-ranked event, the Intern Challenge.


There are so many new, exciting opportunities in Security and such an exciting time for Consumers Energy; come be a part of the this great organization. 


IMPORTANT NOTE: This posting does not represent a specific position and is posted for the purpose of collecting resumes for students interested in a Security internship opportunity with Consumers Energy. Opportunities could include full time summer 2022 or part-time opportunities.  


Due to the nature of this posting, and alignment to the winter/spring recruitment season, applications will be collected from January through February of 2022.


Consumers Energy Employee Referrals:

If you are a Consumers Energy employee that would like to refer an applicant to this position, please visit your Workforce Connect home page and utilize the “Refer Friends and Family” section.


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Actively enrolled and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Criminal Justice or other related field. A minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher is required.

MUST be a current student to be eligible for an Intern role.


The following skills and experiences may set you apart from others:

  • Prior work experience or internship is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Knowledge of MS Outlook is ideal
  • Experience with MS Visio
  • Technology (computers, mobile devices, security cameras, etc.)
  • Networking concepts
  • Operating Systems
  • Project Management (methodologies, principles, etc.)
  • Process and Quality Management
  • Phishing
  • Audits / Assessments
  • Security Monitoring / Forensics / Malware Analysis
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Investigations
    This position will be located in Jackson and the position may require driving.


The location of the internship may vary depending upon assignment and travel within the State of Michigan may be required. However, during this time of uncertainty, we are committed to ensuring the safety and health of our communities and co-workers.  We are using new and innovative ways to interview and onboard new employees remotely at this time. 


Essential Functions

Works closely with department managers and teammates on one of the core Security teams providing security services to the Company and its stakeholders; responsible for completing operational tasks according to standard security procedures; completes small projects or tasks in support of larger Security efforts; assists in the identification of security incidents and their resolution; looks for process improvement opportunities and provides feedback to leadership; creates accurate documentation in support of ongoing operational excellence; conducts audits or assessments; develops training materials and handouts; participates in Security daily, weekly and monthly operating reviews; uses available tools to analyze data and solve problems; actively participates in meetings; ability to work on issues requiring confidentiality.

Hours and Travel
Meet travel requirements of the position. Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to handle or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee must lift and move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In compliance with the Executive Order issued by President Biden, all CMS Enterprises and Consumers Energy co-workers are required to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  This includes remote, hybrid and in-person employees, new employees, and our service contractors. All hires must be fully vaccinated before they start. Proof of vaccination will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a disability (including medical conditions) or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance, you may be entitled to an accommodation in accordance with applicable law.


All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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