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Business Operations (High School) Internship – Denver International Airport

Business Operations (High School) Internship – Denver International Airport

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City of Denver Dept. of Aviation

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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 United States and one of the top ten busiest airports 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 nearly 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.

DEN’s Center of Equity and Excellence in Aviation (CEEA) division is currently seeking a high-school intern to join their team. CEEA is part of DEN’s Strategic Plan, Vision 100 which has set a clear path to successfully reaching 100 million annual passengers. CEEA is the first of its kind of the aviation industry aimed at engaging, educating, empowering, and motivating small businesses, students, and employees. CEEA is intended to be a place for all, but with a targeted effort on under-represented communities.

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.

What You’ll Do

The high-school intern program is an integral part of the culture at DEN and provides students the opportunity to work alongside DEN professionals, while exploring career opportunities within the aviation industry. 

As an intern you will get to experience:

  • Helping organize various details of the execution of workshops, tours, and programming

  • Supporting the Business Operations Administrator in setting up physical material and content for various programs and training sessions

  • Seeking ways to innovate and connect with local and regional student populations

  • Taking on unexpected projects and tasks with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Assisting program managers and CEEA team at different events throughout the summer

  • Designing and presenting an End of Program Presentation to showcase your work and development throughout your internship

  • Building professional relationships with discipline-specific peer advisors and managers

  • Clarifying career goals, interest, skills, and knowledge to help prepare for the rigors of college and the workforce

About You

What You’ll Bring

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

  • Current enrollment in an accredited high school program

  • Interacts with customers in a friendly and professional manner and works to resolve issues quickly and effectively

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

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

  • Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations

  • Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: None

  • 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)

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 the office. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. We do not offer housing or relocation assistance for this position.

Internship Duration and Hours

This is a 10-week high-school internship with a completion date of August 9, 2024, with a max of 39 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

TA1585 Youth Assistant

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$18.29 – $18.29

Starting Pay



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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$$18.29 - $18.29

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