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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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Environmental Sustainability Internship

Environmental Sustainability Internship

Job Category:


Airline Service Providers

City of Denver Dept. of Aviation

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Application Email:

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.

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive pay rate 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.

Within the Sustainability Division on the Environmental team you will experience

  • Greenhouse gas inventory development: Completion of the GHG inventory that meets ACI ACA and DEN reporting standards, and preparation of recommendations based on scope 3 inventory results.
  • Environmental justice assessment: Completion of a report that outlines the available data and analytical methods used and assesses the impacts to DEN and provides recommendations.
  • Waste diversion program: Attend all meetings and provide support (research, content development, data analysis and reporting, and stakeholder engagement) as needed.
  • Climate action program: Attend all meetings and provide support (research, content development, data analysis and reporting, and stakeholder engagement) as needed.
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) reporting: Attend all meetings and provide support (research, content development, data analysis and reporting) as needed.

About You

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

  • Pursuing a degree in Science, Social Science, Engineering, Economics or related field at the advanced level of education (junior, senior, etc.)
  • Strong interest in sustainability, environmental science, corporate responsibility, and/or resiliency
  • General knowledge of environmental protection laws such as the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
  • General knowledge of Environmental Management Systems, Climate Science, Green Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure, and Stakeholder/Community Engagement.
  • Demonstrated Intermediate to advanced level spreadsheet, database, and presentation software experience
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, and ability to synthesize information and present to and learn from diverse audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Interpersonal skills, self-motivation, organization, and the ability to work as a member of a team and as individual
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Requirement:  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. This is only used to verify amounts of credits; grades will not influence decision.

Optional Documents

  • Cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position
  • Letter of Recommendation


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model with a required min 3 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 10 week college internship with a completion date of August  9, 2024 with a max of 39 hours a week.

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until March 11, 2024. Please submit your application as soon as possible for best consideration.

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.

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 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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Denver, Colorado 80249

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