Michigan Students Wanted for Careers in Energy Week, Consumers Energy Internships

“Careers in Energy Week” isn’t just a time to create awareness for Michigan’s energy sector– it’s an opportunity to recruit Michigan students. From lineworkers to power plant operators, customer service representatives to accountants and technicians to engineers, there are a variety of careers Consumers Energy offers throughout the state of Michigan.

Michigan Students Wanted

Our focus is to increase worker skills and enhance training programs to continue the growth of Michigan’s energy sector. Check out careers in energy by the numbers:

  • Michigan’s energy workforce currently makes up 84,000 jobs
  • Over the next seven years, 50 percent of utility workers will be eligible for retirement
  • Jobs are expected to increase by 5.6 percent by 2018
  • Median salaries in the energy industry range from $51,572 to $88,027 with an associate degree and industry credentials

Consumers Energy offers a variety of programs for students to begin their career in energy. From elementary school to college graduates, we’re investing in Michigan’s future with a strategic recruiting initiative.

Interns pose for a 'grouphie' at the Intern Luncheon 2014.
Consumers Energy Interns pose for a ‘grouphie’ on Intern Challenge Presentation day, August 2014.

Consumers Energy Summer Internship Program

We offer paid summer internships in various departments and Michigan locations from May to the end of August. Consumers Energy interns have real-world responsibilities, assignments and projects and even participate in our Summer Intern Challenge.  To qualify, you should:

  • Be enrolled in a 4-year college program
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Study programs like engineering, information systems and technology, accounting/finance or business
  • Be willing to learn
  • Have effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership ability
  • Be able to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Have the ability to work 40-hours per week

Check out more information on Consumers Energy Internships!

Meet Consumers Energy representatives at career fairs this fall! Below is our On Campus Schedule: