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Paralegal Intern- Denver, CO Job

Location(s): CO - Denver


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.





Are you interested in working in a fast-paced corporate law department? 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 legal issues? An internship at Xcel Energy will give you practical experience in the legal energy industry at a company that’s committed to excellence, safety, environmental stewardship, diversity, and equity enterprises. Through practical operations experience and mentoring, the paralegal intern will have opportunity to develop their legal education, establish meaningful contacts, and improve the quality of their work product.  A successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills and aspire to a rewarding career in the law.


Diversity is not just a reflection of race or ethnicity. Your education, background, age, gender, sexual orientation, native language, geographic allegiance, and personality all equip you to make a distinctive contribution to our team. The law department has received the Hennepin County Bar Association Employer Diversity Award, the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Champion Award, recognition as the “Twin Cities Legal Department of the Year”, the National Law Journal, Center for Legal Inclusiveness Inclusiveness@Work Award, and the Legal Department, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Employer of Choice - West Region.  We also sponsor many Diversity organizations and Bar associations. Our employees have also formed a number of Business Resource Groups (BRGs), which provide a safe place to exchange ideas, perform community outreach, and achieve personal and professional growth. Our Council for Diversity and Inclusion, composed of leaders from each of the BRGs, promotes collaboration between the groups. Our BRGs contribute to the company’s internal news site and hold events to share information about social issues, the company’s role in promoting diversity and inclusion, and the ways other can get involved. 

Project Description:

Work with the Office of the General Counsel’s experienced legal team comprised of attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, administrative staff, and legal claims teams on complex legal issues. As a group, we broadly embrace our company’s values – Connected, Committed, Trustworthy, and Safe and our culture of respect and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Work with cross functionality teams within the corporate legal department in the litigation, environmental, regulatory, and employment law practice groups to gain a comprehensive view and understanding of several facets of law doing tasks that support the legal departments cases by providing entry level junior paralegal support which includes: conduct legal research, prepare drafts of legal documents, gather and compile data from legal references and resources, assist in preparation and redaction of legal documents, manage legal holds, and in utilizing document management systems, programs, and databases. Through practical operations experience and mentoring, a successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence, people skills, time management skills, and gain knowledge of substantive law and legal procedure. This position has the opportunity for potential full-time employment post internship and continued mentoring.


Minimum Requirements:


  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited community college or university paralegal program pursuing a degree in: paralegal certification, (Associate of Applied Science) A.A.S. or (Associate of General Studies) A.G.S., with emphasis in paralegal studies, law, or political science.  Recent graduates are not eligible.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Westlaw familiarity
  • Completed Legal Research, Civil Litigation, Evidence, and Legal Writing course curriculums
  • Strong attention to detail. Persons in this position will be required to pass a drug, alcohol, and/or criminal background check.





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:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || General Counsel || 80010:Deputy General Counsel || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.80 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: 48750

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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