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Freshman Substation Design Technical Intern-Minneapolis or Eau Claire Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; WI - Eau Claire


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.



Our Substation Engineering Design group is looking to bring on a design intern to work at our Downtown Minneapolis or Eau Claire, WI location. The focus of this internship is to provide the student with a broad look at the electrical utility industry through entry-level tasks. This intern will provide assistance on electric transmission line and substation projects through aiding Designers and Engineers in the design, fieldwork, and print preparation for major capital projects. Work may include some special assignments.

The successful candidates must be able to work 15-20 hours a week during the school year and 30-40 hours a week during the summer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a 2-year technical education program at a post-secondary institution focusing on electronics, electrical/technical, automation, architectural, mechanical, or civil structural degree.
  • Basic computer skills and aptitude are required.
  • Applicants need strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. 
  • Must be able to work 15-20 hours a week during the school year and 30-40 hours a week during the summer.




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:  MN - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis; WI - Eau Claire || United States (US) || Operations || 41410:Substation Eng Design || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.00

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


Requisition Number: 53832

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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