NSP Transmission Planning Engineering Intern (Sophomore or Higher) Job

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis


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.



Xcel Energy is hiring an Engineering Intern to work at our Downtown Minneapolis location. This internship is full-time during the summer (40 hours per week ) with the option to work part-time during the school year (8+ hours/week) and . The ideal candidate will be a Sophomore or above pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree, with preference will be given to local candidates.


Position Summary

This position will assist Transmission Planning Engineers in the analysis of the power system's performance. This work will entail performing power flow (steady state) and stability (dynamic) computer simulations of the power grid, creating models to simulate system conditions/events, compiling diagrams, tables and reports of results for internal and external use, and other related activities. The Engineering Intern will be expected to develop an understanding of basic concepts of power system analysis, become proficient at accurately preparing and running system simulations, and as experience is gained, independently performing area system planning studies. This role will also involve exposure to regional meetings, joint planning, and regulatory activities.


Minimum Requirements 

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET Accredited Electrical Engineering Program (BSEE)
  • A sophomore level or above
  • Ability to work full time during the summer
  • 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



  • Course work in power generation or project management and an interest in the power industry is desirable
  • Ability to work part-time during the school year
  • Local student preferred





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 || United States (US) || Integrated System Planning || 41500:Transmission || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $20.70 per hour

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


Requisition Number: 54581

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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