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Update from DEN: Monday morning passengers at DEN experienced significant lines across all security screening checkpoints resulting in lengthy wait times to get through security.

We’ve been in contact with local and national TSA leadership to understand what resources and staffing they had in place this morning, how the lanes were being operated, what advance planning took place, traffic projections, equipment issues and more. At the same time, we are reviewing our own operation regarding how we manage the lines outside the checkpoint. TSA and DEN continue to work together in partnership to address the challenges we are having so that we can best accommodate the numbers of passengers traveling through DEN, particularly at peak times. We are encouraged by the performance of the equipment in the new West Security Checkpoint and the vast majority of times, wait times are below 10 minutes. However, we know there was a problem during peak time on the morning of Feb. 26 and we are going to do everything we can possibly do, working with TSA and our airlines, to fix this situation. Our passengers deserve an amazing, efficient and positive travel experience and we are committed to providing just that.

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) Internship – Denver International Airport

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Internship – Denver International Airport

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Open Date:

Feb 9, 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 to commensurate with education. Denver International Airport emerging talent positions are 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.

With the Building Information Modeling Team, you will experience:

  • Hands-on Experience with Cutting-Edge BIM Technology: As a BIM intern at a major international airport, you'll be at the forefront of the construction industry, using advanced software like Revit, AutoCAD, Autodesk Construction Cloud, and Tandem to create and manipulate 3D models of the airport infrastructure. Imagine visualizing the intricate network of runways, taxiways, facilities, and drainage systems come to life on your screen in a real-world setting!

  • Collaboration with Airport Design Professionals: You'll be part of a dynamic team of design professionals coordinating with project managers, engineers, architects, and contractors, all working together to bring the airport to life. You'll gain invaluable insights into the collaborative nature of large-scale infrastructure projects.

  • Real-World Impact on a Global Scale: Your work won't just be on paper – it will directly impact the lives of millions of travelers around the world. Knowing that your contributions are helping to create a smoother and more efficient travel experience can be incredibly fulfilling.

  • Dive Deep into Airport Infrastructure Lifecycle: Move beyond just creating 3D models – delve into the fascinating world of asset management! You'll gain firsthand experience with the entire lifecycle of the airport's infrastructure, from initial design and construction to ongoing maintenance and future replacements.

  • Networking Opportunities within the Aviation Industry: As an intern at a major airport, you'll have the chance to connect with influential professionals in the aviation industry. These connections can be invaluable for building your network and potentially launching your career in this exciting field.

About You

Ideal Candidate Summary

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:

  • Studying in the field of architecture, engineering, construction management, drafting or a similar field

  • Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, cooperation, concern, and politeness to others and relates well to different people from varied backgrounds and different situations

  • Interest in BIM Software: Get hands-on with industry-standard BIM software like AutoCAD, Revit, or Construction Cloud to master 3D modeling, visualization, and data management

  • Data Analysis and Management: Develop skills for working with design models, construction drawings, and point clouds to inform BIM models and construction planning

  • BIM Drafting and Documentation: Learn the ropes of working with construction drawings, plans, and sections in BIM models from an owner’s perspective and understand airport-specific modeling standards

  • Problem-Solving Savvy: Hone your problem-solving skills to tackle challenges that arise during BIM modeling and design, approaching them with critical thinking and a can-do attitude

  • Aviation Enthusiasm: Cultivate a genuine interest in airport operations and infrastructure. Your passion for the industry will fuel your learning and contribute to your success

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Current enrollment in an accredited college program leading to a certificate, licensure, associates, bachelor’s, or higher degree in, 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

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 6-month college internship with a completion date of December 31st, 2024, with a maximum of 35 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 to ensure consideration.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

TA3182 Professional Technical Intern

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

Position Type


Position Salary Range

$20.41 – $23.06

Starting Pay

$20.41 – $23.06 Based on experience and education


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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$$20.41 - $23.06

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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!