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Real Estate Internship – Denver International Airport

Real Estate 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 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.

DEN’s Division of Real Estate supports the airport’s core aviation mission by capitalizing on DEN’s size, opportunity for growth and centralized location to create innovative, sustainable, and economically beneficial commercial development of the airport’s non-aviation land. With approximately 16,000 acres available for development, DEN Real Estate supports economic development and creates opportunities for real estate developers, investors, and tenants. DEN Real Estate is a dynamic department and intersects with multiple departments at the city and airport. We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience. You'll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level.

With the Real Estate Team, you will experience:

  • Working on a large-scale mapping project for the largest airport ecosystem in world, developing a resource for public and private stakeholders

  • Working in the public sector for a large organization that contributes over $36.4 billion to the state’s economy and supports over 220,000 jobs

  • Understanding the myriad of agreements that pertain to airport real estate, and why they are important to airport operations and development on non-aviation land

  • Researching and identifying land encumbrances (i.e. utility and access agreements), lease agreements, memorandums of understanding and working with others to integrate their research into a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping database

  • Coordinating and interacting with multiple stakeholders from different departments, including legal, planning, engineering, survey, and GIS/mapping

  • Developing processes to share real estate information across the airport ecosystem

  • Exposure to real estate transactions, negotiations, and marketing efforts

About You

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

  • General understanding of GIS

  • Skills in understanding real estate agreements and their purpose

  • Ability to manage the pressure of coordinating multiple calls, inquires and tasks

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

  • Proactive outreach to colleagues with questions and requests

  • Maintaining a positive attitude

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 10-week college internship with an expected start date of June 3, 2024, and a completion date of August 9, 2024.

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

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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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!