Chemical Engineering Internship

Date: Aug 28, 2023


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 Engineering Internship Program is geared toward current college students who have a passion for Engineering and an interest in Consumers Energy and the energy industry.  The Engineering Internship Program at Consumers Energy has core principles of skill development, ability enhancement, and knowledge application – an experience designed to be complementary to traditional classroom instruction.


What you will do: 

Current college students of all levels will work as part of a larger team to provide hands-on support and design/development for various engineering aspects of our business.  This could include work in energy delivery – electric engineering, gas engineering, energy operations, and more – all while helping create a better tomorrow for the communities we serve! In addition to working alongside full-time employees carrying out the engineering function for Consumers Energy, Engineering Interns will have the option to participate in a number of additional optional events within the program. This includes intern networking events, company tours, and the consistently top-ranked philanthropic event, the Intern Challenge. There are so many new, exciting opportunities in the world of engineering. It’s a very exciting time for Consumers Energy; come be a part of history – and fun!


IMPORTANT NOTE: This posting does not represent a specific position and is posted for the purpose of collecting resumes for students interested in a Chemical Engineering 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 the recruitment season, applications will be collected from August through mid-November 2023. Responses to your application may be delayed due to the extended application period. The best way to stand out is to connect with us through virtual events or company held networking opportunities and social media.


We encourage you to apply if you possess the following: 

Actively enrolled and pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in Engineering, with a specific focus in Chemical Engineering.  The following MUST be true to be eligible for an Intern role.

  • A current student:
    • currently pursuing Bachelor's in Engineering at ABET school OR
    • currently pursuing a Master's in Engineering at ABET school OR
    • currently pursuing an Engineering-related Master's while having completed a Bachelor's in Engineering at ABET school
  • Minimum GPA requirement of 2.7 or higher.


The following skills and experience may set you apart

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to new assignments and projects
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Attitude and aptitude to learn new skills and concepts
  • Ability and willingness to work independently or as part of a team in order to complete tasks
  • Prior work and/or internship experience
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)


This role may require reporting to an assigned headquarter.  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.



 Essential Functions

Planning, design, construction, and maintenance of Electric Distribution, Gas Transmission and Distribution, Electric Generation systems, as well as facilities and ancillary support process for all utility operations.  Duties and who this individual report to will fluctuate between projects, Practice Areas, and offices. Individual possesses the skills to lead, problem solve, and work well in a team environment.  Individual should exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards.  Lead and/or assist with engineering projects to include design, plans, inspections, system planning, specifications, reports, maps, environmental impacts, permits, contracts, schedules, estimates, surveying, easements, data collection, construction observation, and field investigation.  Provide engineering services with accuracy, integrating all applicable governmental and company laws, standards and procedures on time and under budget. Use computer assisted engineering, design, and drafting software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.  Understand and follow company established standard procedures for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects. Become familiar with plans and specifications, maps, and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately.  Assists in client contact and communication.  Utilize effective oral and written communication skills to provide technical expertise to coworkers, clients, customers, government entities and the public.  Public involvement may include producing reports, graphics, presentations, and other visual material as well as occasional speaking or meeting with stakeholders. Attend internal and external meetings.  Provide all engineering services in a legal and ethical manner. Reviews operating and construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the design documents.


Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual to typically work 40 hours per week with 85% of time spent in the office or specific field locations. Travel is required to job sites and project meetings and could be significant dependent upon location.  








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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