Xcel Energy Law Clerk 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.

Xcel Energy is currently seeking a motivated and personable law student to work in the Office of General Counsel (the corporation's in-house legal department). This position is located in Minneapolis, MN. The clerkship would involve working on a variety of matters related to the representation of Xcel Energy before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. This Clerkship is full time (40 hours per week) during the summer of 2018. In addition, there could be the opportunity for part time work throughout the 2018-19 school year.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Research federal and state statutes, regulations and rules and analyze legal issues primarily relating to the electric and natural gas industry.

  • Draft memoranda summarizing research results and analysis of legal issues.

  • Review and draft various types of contracts, pleadings and discovery.

  • Assist with filings for federal and state judiciary and regulatory agencies.

Please note: Only students currently pursuing a J.D. will be considered - current licensed attorneys are not eligible.

Xcel Energy is targeting Twin Cities based Law Schools (Mitchell Hamline, St Thomas, University of Minnesota).

Requirements

  • Completion of one year (or more) of Law School (either full or part-time equivalent) - must be a current student.

  • First quartile in class rank (if class rank is available) or a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (absent other exceptional qualifications).

  • Proficient legal research skills.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Ability to follow through on all assignments, manage multiple projects simultaneously and establish priorities.

Must provide resume and law school transcript. Resume should indicate law school, class rank (if available) and GPA. If any of the specific requested information is unavailable, please explain why those requests cannot be fulfilled (i.e., quartile placement availability, transcript).

*Relocation assistance will not be provided


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) || General Counsel || 80010:Deputy General Counsel || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 12301

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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