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Tax Intern Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver


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.



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. Once approved to return to the office, the work locations are our offices in downtown Minneapolis (income tax and/or sales/use/property tax) and downtown Denver (sales/use/property tax). Eligible applicants are a Sophomore (or above) living in the Minneapolis, MN or Denver, CO area.  

This internship will begin in the fall on a part-time basis (ideally 15+ hour/week) while in school and will transition to full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer and school breaks. 


Position Summary 

This position offers opportunities to work for a successful energy company and to acquire experience and knowledge in both business and tax by supporting the income, sales & use, and/or property tax reporting teams. 


Essential Responsibilities 

  • Participate in the preparation of federal, state and local income, sales & use, and/or property tax returns, including amended returns 

  • Participate in monthly tax accruals and associated tasks (journal entries, account reconciliations, etc.) 

  • Assist with tax research on various federal and state tax issues 

  • Assist with other duties as assigned 


Minimum Requirements 

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree in accounting. Recent graduates are not eligible 

  • Ability to work successfully in a hybrid work environment (both working remotely and working in-office) 

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work well independently and in a team 

  • Intermediate-level Microsoft Office suite proficiency 


Preferred Requirements 

  • Anticipated graduation date of Spring 2023 

  • Completed introductory accounting course and introductory tax course 






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; CO - Denver || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 75600:Tax Services || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $19.20 per hour-$20.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 35898

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