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Electrical/Computer Engineering Intern (Minneapolis, MN) 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.



Xcel Energy is hiring an Engineering Intern to join our Substation Communications department in downtown Minneapolis, MN. 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. When allowed, the worksite is 414 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401.


Position Summary

Substation Communication Engineering is responsible for the critical task of making sure our control centers are able to securely monitor and operate the power system (SCADA), relaying/teleprotection support, substation cyber-security, and operations network architecture/planning.


The ideal student will be able to start part-time as soon as possible with the availability to work full-time during the summer. We will be able to work around class schedules during the semesters. This internship is open for Freshmen through Graduate Students. Majors considered are: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate ABET accredited engineering program
  • Majoring in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both written and verbally
  • Must be self- motivated, have good mechanical aptitude, and ability to work well with others
  • An interest power systems or industrial control systems is desirable.





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) || Operations || 41595:Substation Communication Eng || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.20 - $28.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 28562

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