Security Internship: Cyber Security, Physical Security & Business

Date: Aug 28, 2023

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.


Why should you join our team?

The Security Internship Program is geared toward current college students who have a passion for cyber and physical security 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”.


What you will do: 

Current college students of all levels will work as part of a larger team to provide services and support for cyber security, physical 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.  Physical 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 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 summer 2024 Internships, fall or spring co-op, part-time year-round co-op, etc.


Due to the nature of this posting, and alignment to recruitment season, applications will be collected from August through mid November. Response to your application may be delayed due to the extended application period. The best way to stand out will be to visit us on a virtual platform this year or through a company held networking event.


We encourage you to apply if you possess the following: 

Actively enrolled and pursuing a bachelor's or master’s degree in:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business
  • Other related field


A minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher is required.


The following skills and experience may set you apart:

  • 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 travel within the State of Michigan may be required. This role could be remote, in person, or hybrid.   Leaders will discuss the work arrangements which best fit the nature of the work along with overall business needs.


For consideration, please remember to upload your College Transcript(s) [official OR unofficial] and supporting documentation into the "Supporting Documents" section of your Application.



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 

We, at CMS Energy, value Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. It is part of our DNA. We treat our employees with respect, we treat each other fairly and we value the opinions of others. We are passionate about building and nurturing an environment where everyone feels included. We don’t discriminate. We seek to learn about each other and better understand our unique differences. Our uniqueness makes us authentic. We create safe spaces where everyone can be who they truly are. We invite difficult conversations and uncomfortable topics. We value diverse perspectives; this is what makes us great together. We harbor an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Our Employee Resource Groups, Women’s Advisory Panel (WAP), Women’s Engineering Network (WEN), Minority Advisory Panel (MAP), Pride Alliance of Consumers Energy (PACE), GENERGY, capable, Interfaith and Veterans Advisory Panel (VAP) are key enablers to living the values of our company culture: Caring, Empowered, Deliberate, Agility, and Ownership.



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, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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