Sophomore to Senior Electrical Engineering Intern - MN, ND, or WI

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Other Engineering
St Paul, MN, USA · Hudson, WI, USA · Maple Grove, MN, USA · Maple Grove, MN, USA · Eau Claire, WI, USA · Eau Claire, WI, USA · Fargo, ND, USA · Shorewood, MN, USA · Shorewood, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Work with the Engineering staff to support electrical grid reliability and capacity at the customer level. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain an understanding of the distribution system, technical knowledge, professional confidence, and people skills.

We are hiring three Electrical Engineering Interns in the Area Engineering team in Electrical Distribution. We are looking for interns to contribute to the distribution system of the northern states of Xcel Energy. This position follows the flexible work program allowing for telecommuting part time during the summer and full time during the school year. Successful candidate will need to live within a commutable distance to any one of the listed office locations during the summer months.

The successful candidates will be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or a graduate student actively enrolled in school. Seniors graduating Spring 2024 are not eligible for an internship opportunity. Preference will be given to students who can commit to working part-time (8+ hrs/week) during the school year and full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer months. Course work in power systems and an interest in the power industry is desirable.

Position Summary

  • Work with the Engineering staff to support electrical distribution projects, maintenance, and reliability.
  • Review and analyze distribution system impacts as a result of rooftop solar and community solar gardens.
  • Specify new and replacement equipment, make process improvement recommendations, and support requests from Operations and Maintenance.
  • Investigate customer outages and power quality issues and recommend resolutions
  • Sporadic travel to field work locations and travel to perform power quality and system reliability investigations

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Electrical Engineering program; in or completed Sophomore level or above
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
  • Must be self-motivated and work well with others
  • Submit an official transcript with your application
  • Must live in a commutable distance during the summer at any of the listed locations


  • Course work in power systems and an interest in the power industry

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Non-BargainingThe anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $20.70 to $24.00 per hourThis position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays

Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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