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Law Clerk Intern Job

Location(s): 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.



Position Summary

The clerkship involves working on a variety of matters related to the representation of Xcel Energy before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies, commercial agreements, labor and employment and environmental issues. 


Essential Responsibilities 

  • Research federal and state statutes, regulations and rules and analyze legal issues primarily relation to the electric and natural gas industry. 
  • Draft memoranda summarizing research results and analysis of legal issues
  • Review and draft various types of contracts, pleadings, and discovery
  • Assist with filings for federal and state judiciary and regulatory agencies
  • Participate in or support special projects as assigned 


Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of one year (or more) of Law School (either full or part-time equivalent)-must be a current student.
  • First quartile in class rank (if class rank is available) and/or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Ability to follow through on all assignments and deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously and establish priorities. 
  • Proficient legal research skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent Communication skills. 

**Please attach the most current copy of your unofficial transcript to your application**

**Please also attach a law school writing sample to your application**



  • Previous work experience





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 || United States (US) || General Counsel || 80000:General Counsel || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $25.00 per hour

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Requisition Number: 33723

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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