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Junior Civil or Structural Engineering Intern Co-Op - Hydro East Capital Projects (WI) Job

Location(s): WI - Chippewa Falls; WI - Eau Claire


Is it time to see how all those college courses translate to the real world?  Are you ready to work alongside experienced professionals on real projects and issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship.



Must be able to work full-time from May 2021 - December 2021. This position is located at the Hydroelectric East powerplant jobsite in Chippewa Falls, WI.


Applicants must be able relocate to the Chippewa Falls, WI area for several months to work on site at the Hydroelectric facility, or live within a commutable distance from the work site. 


Position Summary
Work with the Engineering staff to support plant projects, both capital and ops/maintenance. Work as an entry level engineering analyst doing tasks spanning all aspects of plant operations including performance/efficiency, contract and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, supporting requests from operations and maintenance. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Civil/Structural Engineering program with a structural emphasis
  • A junior or senior undergraduate as of Spring 2021.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally 
  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others



  • Course work in power generation or cunstruction management and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Unofficial transcript submitted with application







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.


Posting Notes:  WI - Chippewa Falls || WI - Chippewa Falls; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Generation || 31111:ES MN WI ETS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $21.20 to $28.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 27221

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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