Cooperative Assistant - Various Business Internships

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.


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.


Why should you join our team?

The Business Internship Program is geared towards current college students who are earning a business degree or other related field that aligns with the skill sets included in this job description.  We are also looking for those who have a passion for learning the inside workings of a large utility company within the energy industry.  The Business Internship Program at Consumers Energy has core principles in place to challenge the intern and practically apply theories learned in their educational journey.  


What you will do: 

Current college students of all levels will work as part of a larger team to provide hands-on support and development for various supply chain aspects of our business.  This could include work in; project management, emergency management, finance, human resources, strategy, governance and compliance, supplier diversity, inventory and sourcing analytics, supplier performance, supplier control, issue resolution, warehousing and more all while helping create a better tomorrow for the communities we serve! 


IMPORTANT NOTE: This posting does not represent a specific position and is posted for the purpose of collecting resumes for students interested in an 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: 

Enrolled and actively pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in business from an accredited university as a student.  A successful candidate should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 


Some of the basic skills required for the role: 

  • Written and verbal communication skills 
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail Oriented 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Self-Starter 
  • Flexible 


The following skills and experience may set you apart:

  • Experience with data analytics 
  • Finance experience or understanding 
  • Experience utilizing and building reporting in Power BI
  • Knowledge in the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Problem solving skills



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.





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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