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Communications Business Intern

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy

Marketing & Communications
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

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.

Job Description

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.

The transmission communications and public affairs intern will assist in developing written and interactive communications, public affairs, and public outreach materials for Xcel Energy transmission projects throughout all operating companies. Key responsibilities will include writing and editing project and issues-oriented fact sheets, developing, and reviewing key messaging and FAQ documents, writing and coordinating website content, assisting with public meeting development and coordination, and develop/editing policy position statements in coordination with state and federal policy issues.

Project description: Development and implementation of a comprehensive communication and outreach plan, which may include: project key messages and landowner/stakeholder FAQs, several fact sheets (project related and issue-specific), engaging with landowners via phone, email or in-person meetings to answer questions and provide project updates, and coordinating public meetings throughout a project area to provide information to and engage with landowners about issues, as well as support state-sponsored public meetings and hearings.

Minimum Requirements

Experience/Knowledge in

  • Journalism/public relations
  • Writing and editing
  • Public affairs/government relations
  • Energy policy

- Ability to commute to location and work remotely are required.

- Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing a degree

in advertising, marketing, business, communications, leadership, personnel

management, business administration, or similar.

- Sophomore and above

**Hybrid Schedule: M/F (Remote) - T/W/TH (In office). [Flexible based on school schedule and workload].

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.

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.


Pay and benefit packages may vary based on position. Some employees are under collective bargaining agreements, which determine the benefits they will receive. If the information conflicts with the terms of the written plan documents governing the plan, the plan document will control. Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

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