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Equity, Engagement & Inclusion Internship

Equity, Engagement & Inclusion Internship

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Airline Service Providers

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 equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility 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.

What You’ll Do

The Culture & Strategy Division is seeking a motivated individual to join the team as the Equity, Engagement & Inclusion Intern.  As part of the DEN Chief of Staff portfolio, the Culture & Strategy Division is responsible for leading DEN’s efforts in the following areas impacting the entire organization, including our stakeholders: (1) Vision 100 Strategic Plan and performance measurement; (2) Equity, Engagement & Inclusion; (3) Continuous Improvement; (4) Employee Wellness Program; (5) Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Administration; (6) Business Learning & Development; and (6) Strategic Outreach & Engagement.  As part of the Culture & Strategy Division, the Equity, Engagement & Inclusion team leads DEN’s efforts in developing and implementing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).

As an intern you will get to experience:

  • Assisting with efforts to ensure and improve an equitable and accessible experience for all of our customers and passengers
  • Learning more about best practices in accessibility and providing services for our disability community
  • Helping resolve customer questions and complaints, in partnership with our airlines and other vendors at DEN
  • Supporting implementing Language Access initiatives, helping those for whom language is not a primary language access DEN services
  • Assisting the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) team in implementing initiatives that aim to increase awareness of EDI concepts and strategies to ensure equitable practices across the airport
  • Working with the Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) to plan, coordinate and deliver initiatives the support engagement with employees across the airport.

About You

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

  • Pursuing a degree in social sciences, human resources, or other related fields
  • Interest in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility concepts, and a desire to learn more about how they apply to aviation
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to work collaboratively in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving assigned tasks

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. 
  • License/Certification Requirement:  None

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

  • Please include a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position, we would like you to highlight how your skills match the needs of 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 6 month college internship with a completion date of December 31st, 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

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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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