Communications Business Intern (Sophomore or above)

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Marketing & Communications
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 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.

Xcel Energy has an internship opportunity available in the Communications department in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet, social media, marketing communications and digital signage, meeting customer service requests and expectations. This will be a hybrid position required to come into the office at least 3 days per week.


Gain a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation.
Build a foundation of communications experience by writing for publications, coordinating projects, managing web content, creating digital signage, and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.
Broaden your intern experience by participating in various communications initiatives across Strategic Communications departments, such as creating social media campaigns, analyzing data and reporting on communications campaign outcomes, supporting marketing communications projects, supporting public relations efforts, and more.
Connect by conducting informational interviews and job shadows to understand how your work intersects and supports other areas of Xcel Energy.
This is a year-round opportunity. The candidate should be able to work full-time during the summer and 15-20 hours per week during the school semester.


  • Current student, Sophomore status or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.

  • Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.

  • Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.


  • Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA Preferred.

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: $16.20 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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