Energy Job Watch Wednesday: Energy Efficiency Projects Intern

In the spirit of all that is good and right with this world, I feel compelled to start sharing some of the most awesome job and internship opportunities in the energy industry with you, my beloved readers. Without further ado, Welcome to Job Watch Wednesday!

T’is the season that many students across the map start lining up internships so today I’m sharing this great internship posting from Xcel Energy – a large electric utility spanning across 9 different states. You can find out more and apply for this position here.

Intern – Business Energy Efficiency Projects

Position Summary
This is an opportunity to enhance lighting technologies knowledge and provide an introduction to specific energy efficiency products that hundreds of Xcel Energy’s customers are utilizing to save money on energy costs.  All assigned projects will consist of research and data gathering in order to assemble documentation; the end results must be a verifiable resource for the team.  This project-based internship will initially capture information from rebate applications and document/update equipment pricing to get an accurate account of product costs.  This will include any special considerations that may impact cost per unit.  The Intern may need to contact local manufacturers’ representatives, distributors and contractors to follow up on questions and gather additional data, as necessary.  Prior experience with lighting equipment will be helpful; familiar with (or the ability to gain familiarity of) product names and codes is essential in order to categorize each item.

Additional projects may include:

  • Hard copy and system comparisons to identify incorrect or missing information.
  • Research on new fixture technology such as occupancy sensors and integrated occupancy sensors.
  • Involvement in an upcoming product development initiative.

At Xcel Energy, our customers’ quality of life depends on the energy we provide. Every time they flip a switch or turn a dial, they tap into the energy of over 12,000 people working to make life better.  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.

Xcel Energy has become a leader in the energy industry by demonstrating excellence in environmental performance. Our environmental commitment includes improving air quality, conserving resources, harnessing renewable energy, and protecting wildlife and habitats.

Xcel Energy’s vitality comes from our people. It takes professionals in engineering, customer service, linemen, marketing and sales professionals, energy traders, mechanics, finance and accounting professionals and many others to power our company.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or similar degree program or a technical certification, such as an Electrician or similar trade.
  • Must have completed at least one year of school (Sophomore status or 2nd year tech school).  No graduate students, please.
  • Prior research and data interpretation experience is a plus.
  • MS Excel is required.
  • Hands on experience with lighting equipment is highly preferred.

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis
Schedule: Full-time
Union Position: Non-Bargaining

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