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Gas & Electric Design Intern (St. Cloud, MN) Job

Location(s): MN - St Cloud


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

This position will work on site 100% of the duration of the internship at the St. Cloud Service Center. Eligable candidates must be able to commute to the worksite in a reasonable amount of time. The Gas and Electric Distribution Design Department at Xcel Energy is seeking a part time Design Assistant Paid Intern. The successful candidate will focus on executing excavation/right-of-way permits for government agencies, providing detail maps/sketches of proposed gas and/or electric distribution work.  May also provide project management assistance and billing of gas and electric residential services. 


Work Site: 3515 3rd St. N, St. Cloud, MN 56301


This position is full-time in the summer (40 hours/week), with the potential for continuation for part-time work during the school year (8-15 hours/week).


Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in: Geography, GIS, Project Management, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Ability to commute to location is required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be a current Sophomore or above. Graduate students will not be considered for this position.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Reliable with the ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • The ability to communicate efficiently.


Preferred Requirements

  • Experience using Adobe products
  • General knowledge of gas and electric distribution systems.
  • Gas and electric distribution design experience.
  • General SAP knowledge
  • Experience producing maps using ArcGIS, or other mapping-related software





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 - St Cloud || MN - St Cloud || United States (US) || Operations || 1211A:Design NW MN || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.40 - $20.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 30442

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