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Data Science Intern Job

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 80123

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver


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.




Do you like to look at data sets to find trends and tendencies? Do you like dealing with complex, multi-variable problems using cutting-edge analytics?  Xcel Energy is looking for smart, innovative advanced analytics/ data science interns  with analytical, modeling and machine learning skills to join our newly developed team. We conduct research and development in data mining and machine learning techniques to solve complex problems and then implement scalable solutions in data-driven environments.

Data exploration skills are essential to this position. The ability to look through data, draw conclusions from data and apply the appropriate statistical techniques to the data is imperative to this position. We are looking for analytical thinkers that can quickly get a feel for our data and have the ability to work with minimal direction and a quick turnaround. We want you to bring fresh ideas to our team and help us to improve our processes.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Data Exploration skills ; data wrangling, ability to look through data, assess data quality and draw conclusions from the data
  • SQL proficiency
  • Experience assessing data quality
  • Applying appropriate statistical techniques to data exploration
  • Experience with feature engineering
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or master’s program for Business Analytics,  Data Science, or similar program
  • Experience  working with large data sets, especially with Hadoop and Spark
  • Experience with data visualization tools/languages such as Power BI, SAP Lumira,  D3.js
  • Solid understanding of foundational statistics concepts and algorithms: linear/logistic regression, random forest, boosting, ANN’s, etc.
  • Passion for learning (new problem domains, algorithms, tools etc) and for analyzing data
  • Ability to access, manage, transfer, integrate and analyze complex datasets, especially using SQL
  • Familiarity with libraries such as  SparkML,  scikit-learn
  • Must be able to commute to Denver, CO to work throughout the summer AND academic year

  • Must be able to a work schedule of 20-24 hours a week minimum for at least 12 months (preferably up to 18 months)


  • Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency with Python
  • Fluency with PySpark
  • Fluency with Pig/Hive
  • Machine learning experience
  • Statistics experience
  • Utility experience





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:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 55000:Business Systems || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 17661

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Denver

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