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Xcel Energy Civil Engineering Intern Co-Op - Freeborn Wind Farm, MN Job in Glenville, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Glenville

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.

Must be able to work full-time from May 2021 - December 2021. This position is located at the jobsite near Glenville, MN or Albert Lee, MN.

Applicants must be able relocate to the Glenville, MN area for several months to work on site at the Freeborn Wind Farm, MN, or live within a commutable distance from the work site.

Pay includes hourly rate, reimbursement for qualifying rent and monthly expenses.

Preference is given to undergraduate Juniors/Seniors, and graudate students pursuing a civil engineering degree.

Position Summary

Work with the Engineering staff to support civil restoration, assist with closeout and punchlist items, and complete safety observations and other requests from project team members.. Work as an entry level engineering analyst doing tasks spanning all aspects of plant operations including performance/efficiency, emissions control, contract and project management, specifying new and replacement equipment, making process improvement recommendations, supporting requests from operations and maintenance. Through practical field experience and mentoring, successful candidate will gain significant professional confidence and people skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in an ABET accredited Civil/Structural Engineering program with a structural emphasis

  • 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 desirable

  • An official transcript submitted with application

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 - Glenville || MN - Glenville || United States (US) || Generation || 31111:ES MN WI ETS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $17.70 to $28.40 per hour

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Requisition Number: 27204

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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