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Inclusion and Diversity Intern (MN or CO) Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


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.



During COVID-19 Pandemic this position may require the ability to temporarily work remote within the company service territory until company protocol dictates return to the office criteria has been met.

The intern may be located in the Denver, Colorado area or Minneapolis, MN area. Candidates outside these geographic areas will not be considered. 


Support the HR Inclusion & Diversity department in enhancing and promoting a culture of inclusion and diversity through the design and implementation of enterprise-wide policies, programs, training and best practices. Work on a team that is focused on ensuring company goals, values, and initiatives promote an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. Participate in projects in the areas of attracting, hiring, and retaining diverse talent. Main responsibilities include high school intern program coordination, collaborating with schools and diverse community organizations, working on Business Resource Group newsletters and events, keeping records and communicating with leaders to promote participation in trainings, creating content to educate employees on relevant topics, and supporting administration of new programs. This individual will be asked to advise generational differences and be a thought leader in the inclusion and diversity space. Frequent development opportunities will be available, including networking and learning about the industry. This is a paid position. The schedule is part time (12+ hours per week) during the school year and full time (40 hours per week) during the summer.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Learning and Networking
  • Creating or curating content for web pages, newsletters, communications
  • Project administration: reporting, coordinating, and communication
  • Research and identify trends and solutions


Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in: human resources, business administration, or similar.
  • A Sophomore as of Spring 2021 or higher.
  • Recent graduates and seniors graduation May 2021 are not eligible.
  • Successful candidates will have excellent attention to detail, be organized, and have good communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required.


Preferred Requirements

  • Prior Volunteer or work experience in a professional office setting

  • Passion for inclusion and diversity





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; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84500:HR Diversity & Inclusion || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $15.30 - $17.90 per hour

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Requisition Number: 28862

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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