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2023 Summer Internship Undergraduate - IT Opportunities

2023 Summer Internship Undergraduate - IT Opportunities
Dates: 5/22/2023 - 8/11/2023
Shift: Hybrid, in office Tuesday & Wednesday, remote Monday, Thursday, & Friday
Locations: Columbus, OH or Merrillville, IN

The 12-week paid NiSource Internship program starting May 22nd, is a multi-faceted development experience that provides our interns with challenging and meaningful work that impacts the communities we serve.

As a NiSource intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from senior leadership and build professional relationships with employees across our company.
The NiSource Internship program also incorporates workshops to learn about NiSource, the energy industry and infuses learning and development opportunities that sharpen your professional skills. The robust program will aid in building the fundamentals needed to enter the energy workforce upon graduation.

These positions will be a great opportunity for the candidate desiring to launch their career in the IT field.  Successful applicants will build professional relationships with other interns and all levels of NiSource personnel while participating in rewarding professional development exercises and fun, team-building activities.  Interns will obtain a broad overview of NiSource's operations and current events in the utilities industry.
Internships are available in the following IT departments:

Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Architecture is responsible for creating the technology strategy and roadmap.  This team is responsible for developing standards and guidelines that should be used in planning, designing and implementing Information Technology applications and platforms. This team works collaboratively with other groups to drive the architecture vision for NiSource. 

IT Services
IT Services supports the delivery of IT Application and Infrastructure services, including hardware and software asset and configuration management, for all NiSource business units.  This role works with the Manager of IT Service Integration, Manager of IT Service Governance, and other Technology Tower Leads to ensure that Infrastructure and Application Services are fully integrated and delivered within the scope of Service Provider Contracts as reflected by service levels, statements of work and pertinent schedules/exhibits. 

Infrastructure and network delivery primary responsibility is to provide network technical design leadership and to oversee execution of processes associated incident, problem, change, asset, and configuration management within this technology domain. This includes working with enterprise architects, program managers, IT analysts, and managed service providers to effectively manage infrastructure operations and support delivery of projects.  It also includes development and periodic review of ITIL based processes and practices to ensure highly available operations and compliance with architecture standards and strategies. 

IT Security
The IT Security organization is responsible for the resolution of IT Security incidents, preparation and planning for future IT security threats, and reviews security trends, threats and vulnerabilities. This role will work on a project to develop and execute a specific cyber incident response scenario exercise and develop a broad-view perspective of the cybersecurity space. The intern will work across towers to understand the interrelationships between IT Operations processes, and our company as a whole.

IT Applications
The IT Applications Developer Job Family encompasses job responsibilities and accountability for various IT applications development, system administration, and support functions necessary to ensure a stable and reliable application environment for NiSource. The application environment encompasses mission critical information systems such as Gas distribution, Hydro and Electrical Grid control systems, Electronic Measurement and other business critical applications.  The job also includes the analysis and development of business applications, system interfaces, and other duties related to application system development lifecycle.

Business Analytics
The Business Analytics Intern will leverage their skillset in areas such as data discovery, modeling, and visualizing results to identify and discover patterns throughout the business. Through collaboration with business units, this professional will be capable of acquiring, cleansing and structuring data from multiple sources to deliver key analytics based insight to drive business decisions.

You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Experience listed below could be obtained through a combination of school work, classes, research, or any relevant previous job or internship experiences
Please include any Architecture, Networking, Operating Systems, Data Structures, C++, Python, Security, Technical Writing, Databases, Business Programming, Finance, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, Information Systems, Enterprise Systems, SAP, ServiceNow, SharePoint and/or ERP coursework, school projects, GitHub, or internship(s) related experience on resume


  • Actively pursing an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Data Science, Finance, Technical Communication, Business Administration or a closely related field
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study
  • Prior experience working on group projects
  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week

In addition to the qualifications listed above, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following traits

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and able to develop solutions for complex problems
  • Ability to interface with peers and managers to provide detailed updates
  • Knows how to plan, organize tasks, and work independently
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Solid skills in utilizing computers, operating systems, mobile devices and basic software (ex: MS Office products)

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.
Living stipend provided for individuals that will need to relocate for 12-week internship
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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.