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Business Learning and Development Internship – Denver International Airport

Business Learning and Development Internship – Denver International Airport

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Airline Service Providers

City of Denver Dept. of Aviation

Concessions Service

Medical Officer

Rental Car





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Open Date:

Feb 12, 2024


About Our Job

Who We Are

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing over 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

The DEN Intern program is an integral part of the culture at DEN and provides students the opportunity to work alongside DEN professionals, while being able to explore career opportunities within the aviation industry. Check out the 5 Reasons to Intern at DEN here:

Program Goals:

  • Create a career ladder opportunity for interns to gain first-hand work experience relative to DEN’s business environment, mission, vision, and goals with the goal of convert-to-hire

  • Expose interns to a variety of career opportunities within the aviation industry

  • Empower interns to learn new job skills or improve on an existing skillset in a specific technical area(s)

  • Establish a professional mentorship relationship for interns and their mentors

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive pay rate commensurate with education. Denver International Airport emerging talent positions are supported by a trained hiring manager and required to attend all sessions of professional development within the cohort model. You will be onboarded with a cohort of peers to begin to help you develop your network across the aviation industry.

What You’ll Do

As an intern you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop facilitating, presenting, and training skills to enhance underutilized business’s knowledge of the aviation industry as it relates to architecture, engineering, construction, and concessions

  • Learn to apply work procedures and policies to related assignments by developing and presenting a training module for underutilized small businesses

  • Discover communication models that will increase engagement with the small business community

  • Communicate with employees and the public to receive and relay factual information and to facilitate public relations

  • Conduct interviews with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of a training model for the small business community

  • Train in and prepare various summary reports that relate to the implementation of new processes and other documents in accordance with specified requirements, guidelines, and supervisory instructions

  • Observe and support in administering facilitated events, trainings, and programs related to the support of underutilized small businesses in the areas of architecture, engineering, construction, and concessions

  • Under supervision, apply work procedures and theoretical and technical aspects relevant to the professional field to the completion of assigned portions of a project

  • Attend meetings, conferences, or other educational classes and participate in training offered by the City, and apply information to work assignments

About You

What You’ll Bring

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Understand public speaking skills and some knowledge of building curriculums, facilitating, and implementing small business services

  • Have some knowledge on how to design trainings and programs for adult learners

  • Interact with customers in a friendly and professional manner and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively

  • Use efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; use training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development

  • Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others and relate well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations

  • Identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and make recommendations

  • Understand and interpret written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables; apply what is learned from written material to specific situations

  • Write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college program leading to a certificate, licensure, associates, bachelor’s, or higher degree in business administration, construction management, organizational learning and development, education, or another related field, or a recent graduate (completed specified program within 1 year of completion)

  • Experience: None

  • Education and Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

Mandatory documentation required to be considered for this position

  • 1–2-page resume (with most current information)

  • Transcripts – either official or unofficial; dated within your current academic term. This is only used to verify amounts of credits; grades will not influence decision

Optional Document

  • Cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model with a required minimum of three days in office. Employees work where needed to support business, at the Denver International Airport. We do not offer housing or relocation assistance for this position.

Internship Duration and Hours

This is a 1-year college internship with a completion date of Friday, May 2nd, 2025, with a maximum of 30 hours per week.

FBI Background Check

FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until March 11, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than March 11, 2024, at midnight.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

TA3181 Professional Administration Intern

To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$19.28 – $21.79

Starting Pay

$19.28 – $21.79/hour based on education level


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

Applicants for employment with the City and County of Denver must have valid work authorization that does not require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the U.S.

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$$19.28 - $21.79

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8500 Peña Blvd

Denver, Colorado 80249

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About DEN

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. Follow us on socials!