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Southern Company Business Co-op and Internship Opportunities in Birmingham, Alabama

Business Co-op and Internship Opportunities


This job posting does NOT represent an actual current opening within our company. This posting is for gathering information from candidates for future jobs. We would like to share information with you about our company and learn more about you, as a potential candidate. Please expect to answer some basic questions to help us match you to the right opportunities. Please be sure to register with your co-op office on campus to be considered for our co-op opportunities.

Southern Company and its subsidiaries strive to be the employer of choice by offering a stable work environment, a culture that values diversity, inclusion and teamwork and a competitive pay and benefits package.

A career with Southern Company is fulfilling as you realize your work contributes to the dependable delivery of the electricity that millions of lives depend on. At the same time you are part of an organization that promotes economic growth in communities, and one that works hard to improve our environment. It's a job that's important, necessary, and we have fun doing it. Some 26,000 Southern Company employees make a difference - every day - in the lives of their friends and neighbors and in their communities. You could be one of them.


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Commitment of 3 alternating semesters

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

  • Able to meet the same employment standards as regular employees

Work Locations:

Various locations throughout Alabama, Georgia, the southern part of Mississippi, Illinois, and Virginia

Areas of Opportunity:

Accounting, Finance, and Treasury

Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a developmental rotation within Southern Company accounting and finance organizations which may include assignments in any or all of the following areas:

  • Internal Controls and Compliance (BCC) organization : The ICC organization evaluates Southern Company’s system of internal controls over financial reporting to ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Interns will assist senior staff in supporting all aspects of our business processes and activities to ensure Southern Company’s compliance.

  • Internal Auditing: Interns willassist Company Leads on SOX compliance efforts, execute basic routine audits utilizing existing audit programs, assist on non-repetitive higher risk audits and assist with the preparation of materials for the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

  • Corporate Accounting (CA): Interns will work with CA closing the books on a monthly basis, assisting with the calculation of income, sales and use, and property taxes; assist in the accounting for fuel and materials inventories and fixed assets including jointly owned plants; support senior staff in evaluating internal controls; help prepare information for Board of Directors’ meetings, regulatory filings, etc.

  • Finance: Interns will assist with financial analysis and planning for Southern Company and its business units including conducting research; performing statistical analyses; developing presentations for upper management and executives; and building, supporting and/or using financial models.

  • Southern Accounting Finance Treasury Systems (SAFTS): The SAFTS organization provides leadership in the AFT business utilizing our unique mix of project management skills, business knowledge and technical competency by satisfying information needs and efficiency improvements. Interns will assist with creation and support of technical solutions using Visual Basic, PC/MF SAS, Microsoft Access and occasionally C#.Net

Other Areas of Opportunity:

  • Marketing/Communications

  • Environmental and Safety

  • Information Technology

  • Supply Chain

Job Type: Internship

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Internship

Req ID: SCS2008244

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