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Strategic Communications Intern- Minneapolis Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: August 29, 2022
Reference Code: 48441-en_US
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 has an internship opportunity available in the Communications department in Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet , internal social media and digital signage, meeting customer service requests and expectations.


  • Gain a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation.
  • Build a foundation of communications experience by writing for publications, coordinating projects, managing web content, creating digital signage, and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.
  • Broaden your intern experience by participating in various communications initiatives across Strategic Communications departments, such as creating social media campaigns, analyzing data and reporting on communications campaign outcomes, supporting marketing communications projects, supporting public relations efforts, and more.
  • Connect by conducting informational interviews and job shadows to understand how your work intersects and supports other areas of Xcel Energy.
  • This is a year-round opportunity. The candidate should be able to work full-time during the summer and 15-20 hours per week during the school semester.
  • Current student, Junior status or higher majoring in communications, journalism, public relations or related degree.
  • Only current students will be considered (please, no recent graduates).
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work on a project team.
  • Must have good skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.

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) || Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs || 71225:Strategic Communications Corp || 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: 48441
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.
Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com
About this Employer‍

As a leading electric and natural gas energy company, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers across our eight states: Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

Our workforce of more than 12,000 is rising to the challenge of a dynamic, constantly-changing utility industry. One that requires us to be even more customer focused, forward thinking and productive while remaining committed to meeting our customers’ fundamental need for safe, reliable, affordable energy.

With nearly 50% of our workforce eligible to retire in the next five years, there’s never been a better time to come on board. Do you have a passion for renewable energy, like wind or solar? Or care about giving back to the community? You’ll be in a position to directly impact our energy future.

At Xcel Energy, you’ll be challenged, respected and rewarded. You’ll find an ethical team committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship. A dynamic company where you’ll have meaningful work that makes a difference.