IT Architect Intern (Junior or Senior)

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 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.

This internship position will assist the Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) Architect team. The IT/OT Architect team works on multiple efforts in all areas of the business. The position duties will be

tailored to the candidate’s interests and skill set, and can include network/application technical diagramming; technical documentation; assist in technical solutioning; technical hands-on support; assist in evaluating the

technical components of vendor responses in Requests for Proposals (RFP); ensure alignment with enterprise standards including cyber security; or other duties as directed.

The successful candidate will gain exposure to technical solutioning at enterprise level in the utility industry. This unique internship will offer collaboration opportunities with experienced team members in a wide range of


This will be a school semester opportunity with the potential to extend into the summer. The candidate should be able to work 15-20 hrs./wk. during a school semester and full-time during the summer.


  • · Ability to commute to location is required.
  • · Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in one of the following computer engineering, computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, mathematics, data science, or similar.
  • · Must be a Junior or above.
  • · Critical thinking, problem solving, ability to collaborate, ability to work well in a team environment.
  • · Strong work ethic and initiative
  • · Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Writing: Technical writing, documentation, and processes

Preferred Requirements:

  • Flowcharting & Diagramming: technical diagrams of process, data flows, applications, networks, etc.

  • High level understanding of cyber security concepts such as the CIA triad

  • Basic understanding of Data Structures - how data is organized and related.

  • Basic understanding of infrastructure and networking concepts such as: servers, ports, protocols, operating systems, databases, subnets, firewalls, and routers

  • Basic understanding of distributed applications

  • Basic understanding of technology lifecycle

  • Knowledge of cloud services

  • Knowledge and interest for newer technologies related to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)

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: $20.40 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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