1+ months

Commodity Market Risk Intern Job

Xcel Energy
Denver, CO 80204

Location(s): CO - Denver

Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company? Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. Were seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If youre looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.


This internship will assist the Xcel’s Risk Management Group in Denver as they evaluate and monitor the commodity risks associated with managing the energy supply for Xcel’s four utilities and proprietary trading activity.  The purpose of this internship is to provide the student with exposure to risk analytics, data system management and design, and the associated corporate governance and controls related to energy commodity risk and associated activities.  The successful candidates will participate and support Xcel’s continuing efforts to be the leading carbon free energy provider in the United States, including our goal to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.



  • Learning the energy commodity markets in the U.S. with a focus on power and natural gas
  • Learning commodity risk analytics and applying internal risk management tools to the analysis and monitoring of Xcel’s portfolio of energy products and positions
  • Learning and applying Xcel’s quantitative risk assessment tools to the analysis of non-standard, structured energy commodity transactions
  • Supporting the implementation of improvements to internal risk systems, including data analysis support, data analytics, and report design and review
  • Identifying and resolving process issues, as well as maintaining relationship with internal partners
  • Other special projects and tasks to be assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a PhD, masters or 4-year undergraduate degree
  • Focus in numerate discipline, with a focus on mathematics, hard sciences, engineering, computer science, or computational finance
  • Driven, self-motivator with an interest in commodity risk and energy trading
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to apply critical thinking to complex problems
  • Proficiency in Xcel and data base analytic tools


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience and proficiency with various analytical software and data management tools, including Mathematica, Python, and VBA
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., SQL), although programming is not a focus of the position
  • Knowledge of microeconomic theory, statistical methods, financial derivative theory, and accounting


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 youre ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO - Denver || CO - Denver || United States (US) || CFO Organization || 25275:Risk Strategy & Control & Cred || Part-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 20562

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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


Posted: 2020-01-03 Expires: 2020-03-02

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