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Sophomore or Higher Engineering Intern Job

Location(s): WI - La Crosse


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.




Work with the engineering & management staff to support plant projects, both capital and routine operations/maintenance. Work as an entry level engineer performing tasks spanning all aspects of power plant and RDF processing operations. These tasks may involve improving plant performance/efficiency, emissions control, contractor and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, and supporting miscellaneous requests from operations and maintenance. Through practical field experience and mentoring, the successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.



We are looking for either a mechanical or electrical engineering intern. Desired education level is sophomore or higher and work will be 40 hours per week to support plant management and engineering staff. Focus will be on process improvement with small, entry level projects performed under the guidance of more senior plant personnel.



  • Currently pursuing or recent completion of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree from an ABET accredited program.
  • Sophomore standing or higher as of Spring 2022.



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or Google Drive
  • Experience with CAD software (Inventor, NX, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Interest in power generation or electric utilities





Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


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 - La Crosse || WI - La Crosse || United States (US) || Operations and Generation || 62424:French Island RDF || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $19.50 per hour

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits: Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO)


Requisition Number: 41219

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.

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Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
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