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Distribution Electric Area Engineering Intern Job

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.



Position Summary
Work with the Engineering staff to support electric distribution system work.  Work as an entry level engineering analyst doing tasks spanning all aspects distribution system engineering including creating power system one-lines, fault current calculation, Distributed Energy Resource (DER) assessment and reviews, writing and updating/creating automated processes, making process improvement recommendations, and supporting customer requests.  Through practical experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence, people skills, and a good understanding of the distribution power system, including the new technologies being utilized.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering or Computer Engineering/software program
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Grad Student
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally 
  • Ability to work part-time during the school year and full-time during breaks/summer
  • Must be self- motivated and ability to work well with others


  • Course work in power generation or transmission and an interest in the power industry desirable
  • Programming and database skills
  • Preference given to local students



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) || Public Service Company || 62505:Elec Engineering PSC || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.70 to $28.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 24439

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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