GIS Intern

  • Xcel Energy
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Oct 21, 2018
Internship- Paid GIS - Remote Sensing

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. 

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

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