Xcel Energy Sponsorship Communications Intern Job in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location(s): MN - Minneapolis Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for. Xcel Energy has an opportunity available in its Strategic Communications department in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The position provides coordination support for corporate sponsorships including client services and correspondence, event outreach and vendor support as well as support to media relations and internal and external communications. Summary This internship will provide the student with a broad look at the communications needs of a major corporation and opportunities to support staff with: Client presentations in support of corporate, marketing and communications goals Updates to the tracking and reporting of event outreach Assisting in the planning and execution of 400+ outreach events in eight states per year Social media campaign support Digital channel support of sports sponsorships and community outreach initiatives Write internal articles in support of employee and community outreach events Assist media and communications teams on projects that may include writing and coordination with graphic designers 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 marketing, 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. Experience writing content for web Preferred: Experience with AP style. Experience with SharePoint and Outlook Local students preferred _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 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) || Customer And Innovation || 51720:Corp Sponsorship & Outreach || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining || Requisition Number: 15662 Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at recruiting@xcelenergy.com Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran