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Technical Intern- CO & MN Job

Xcel Energy

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Internship/Co-op
Date Posted: August 29, 2022
Reference Code: 47668-en_US
Location(s): MN - St Cloud; CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; MN - St Paul

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.

Position Summary
Xcel Energy is seeking a data science intern who is ready to apply their strong critical thinking, modeling, and data visualization skills in Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP), enabling the company to meet current and future organizational goals. The data science intern will assist with enhancing existing workforce planning models and contribute to the development of new models, approaches, and methods using machine learning and other techniques.

We are looking for analytical thinkers that can quickly get a feel for our data and work with minimal direction. We want you to bring fresh ideas to our team and help us to improve our processes.

Through this internship, you will benefit from shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with experienced and accomplished data scientists and analysts. You will gain exposure working on collaborative projects with multiple stakeholders and significant business impact.
  • The candidate is expected to work around 15-20 hours a week during academic periods, with the ability to work additional hours during non-academic periods.
  • This is currently a remote/work-from-home position with expectations of occasionally working out of the St Cloud, Minneapolis, or Denver office.

Minimum Requirements
A successful candidate must be
  • Pursuing a degree in STEM, Business Analytics, Data Science, Economics, Statistics, or similar technical program
  • Familiar with R
  • Able to collaborate in a team environment
  • Entering Junior year or greater

A successful candidate has experience in
  • Influencing others using creative data visualization techniques
  • Applying appropriate statistical techniques to data exploration

Preferred Requirements
  • Have prior experience in or a willingness to learn natural language processing (NLP)
  • Have prior experience using simulation software

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 - St Cloud || MN - St Cloud; CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; MN - St Paul || United States (US) || Human Resources & Employee Svc || 84340:Strategic Workforce Planning || 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: 47668
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.