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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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Sustainability Energy Management Internship (High School)

Sustainability Energy Management Internship (High School)

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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 undergoing a period of extraordinary growth, guided by our “Vision 100” program to expand DEN facilities to accommodate 100 million passengers within the next 10 years. Our goal is to become the most sustainable airport in the world, while ensuring that our actions and decisions foster a healthy and resilient organization. By defining “Sustainability and Resiliency” as one of four guiding principles within our Vision 100 Strategic Plan, we have developed a framework to consider the impact of all business decisions in a sustainability context and to demonstrate these values to the communities we serve.

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a 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.

With the Energy Management Team you will experience:

We have a valued internship opportunity available for a high school student who shares our passion for sustainability. As part of our Sustainability Department, you will help us achieve our utility data management goals. The intern’s responsibilities will include cleansing energy and water data, updating ENERGYSTAR Portfolio Manager, and supporting the development of Microsoft BI dashboards. We look forward to welcoming an outstanding intern candidate to our team and working together to make a positive impact on our environment and community.

As an intern you will experience:

  • Work towards achieving accurate water and energy data. By doing so, we can measure and manage our operational impacts with greater precision and pave the way for a more sustainable future.
  • Together with a team of colleagues from various DEN departments, we aim to create a Utility Business Intelligence dashboard that will provide a comprehensive view of data in an accessible and visually appealing format.
  • Providing support to the Sustainability team by assisting with the annual reporting process by ensuring data and information is collected and organized accurately. Such efforts will aid the team in monitoring and improving the organization's sustainability practices.

About You

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

  • Currently enrolled in a high school program, preferred Junior or Senior level, pursuing coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math
  • Organization skills
  • Attention to details
  • Experience with Microsoft office products
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Requirement: None
  • Experience: None
  • Education and Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.
  • License/Certification Requirement: None

Mandatory documentation required to be considered for this position:

  • Resume or Essay describing why you are interested in this position.


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 High School  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.

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Job Profile

TA1585 Youth Assistant

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

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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