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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Xcel Energy - Communications Intern Job

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.

Xcel Energy has two internship opportunities available in the Communications department in either Minneapolis, MN or Denver, Colorado. The position provides web content support for the Intranet, internal company news, digital signage and meeting customer service requests and expectations.

Summary
The purpose is to provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with writing for publications, coordinating projects and assisting in the planning and implementation of special events.

The intern will assist on several tactical communications projects, including web content management, writing and editing internal company news and company video monitors. The position also provides valuable administrative and communications support to all areas of Communications: writing articles on a variety of topics; updating the company websites; and supporting special events; as well as other minor administrative duties.

The successful candidate must be able to work up to 40 hours per week during summers and part-time (15-20 hours per week) during the academic year. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Requirements
Current student, Sophomore status (second year) 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.
Web content management experience
Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide writing samples.

Preferred:
Experience with utilizing AP stylebook.
Experience with SharePoint