Xcel Energy GIS Intern Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis

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.

Position Summary

The Siting and Land Rights department at Xcel Energy is seeking a part time Geospatial intern. The successful candidate will focus on development of a Land Management GIS Inventory while also assisting in legal description mapping, data creation and preparation for utility features, suitability modeling and site location analysis along with database maintenance.

Essential Functions

  • Create, prepare and maintain GIS layers, applications and data sets for various projects with a primary focus on Land Management

  • Conduct field visits to review and update GIS Land Management Inventory data

  • Translate legal land descriptions and Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data to cartographic representations

  • Work with GIS team to develop data standards, program goals and maintenance procedures


  • Working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography or GIS

  • Completion of GIS I or an equivalent course

  • Experience producing maps using ArcGIS, Adobe Illustrator and other mapping-related software

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Reliable and able to prioritize and work independently

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 - Minneapolis || MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Operations || 40064:Siting and Land Rights - North || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 15242

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com