At DEN, the core values of the organization are transparency, collaboration, mutual respect and support, diversity, integrity, trust and organizational excellence. The successful candidate must demonstrate that these are the core operating principles upon which they have based their career. Join the team at DEN and be part of the future for the world's most exciting and forward-thinking airport. Learn more about DEN at www.flydenver.com.
Sustainability Reporting and Employee Engagement
The intern will work with the Sustainability Analyst to complete a variety of projects related to tracking and reporting sustainability initiatives at Denver International Airport. They will also assist in the research and development of materials and programs to educate and engage employees in sustainability.
Research, develop, and update educational and employee engagement materials and website content related to sustainability
Assist with the collection and analysis of data for the airport's greenhouse gas inventory and sustainability report
Food Donation Program Assistance
Under the supervision of the Solid Waste and Recycling Program Manager, the intern will work to expand the Food Donation program at DEN. The Food Donation Program is managed by the airport's Environmental Services section in partnership with Metro Caring, a leading Colorado hunger relief program that distributes nutritious food to families and individuals in need, while also promoting health and self-sufficiency.
Perform outreach and education to concessionaires about program
Work with Program Manager to develop and implement strategies to increase participation in program across all concourses
Assist with program management, tracking, and reporting
Hazardous Waste Inventory
Under the supervision of the Hazardous Waste Program Manager, the intern will complete a hazardous waste inventory and profile for DEN. This inventory will include all hazardous materials that are used on airport property by the City and County of Denver.
Complete a comprehensive inventory of hazardous wastes used and stored on-site
Identify opportunities to eliminate hazardous materials that are no longer in use
Identify and research potential material substitutions to reduce hazards
Use inventory to update current hazardous waste labeling to add or subtract waste codes as necessary
Note: Internship duties and responsibilities can be tailored to the interest and skillset of the selected applicant.
Required Education: A current student enrolled in an academic program with two or more years of college coursework in environmental science; sustainability management; physical, biological, or engineering sciences; or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous professional experience or coursework related to environmental sustainability is preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong interest in sustainability, corporate responsibility, environmental policy, and/or Green Building is strongly desired
Excellent research and analytical skills
Basic knowledge of environmental health regulations and sustainability including air quality, greenhouse gas emission inventories, waste diversion practices, energy and water conservation, and other sustainability strategies.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Friendly positive attitude, self-motivated, organized, and flexible individual who can work independently and as a team member
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access) and database use, as well as desktop publishing skills.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is the 5th-busiest commercial passenger airport in the United States, spanning 53 square miles, and serves 54 million passengers annually. It operates the 4th busiest airfield in the world, including North America's longest commercial runway at 16,000 feet. Additionally, DEN is well underway with construction on several substantial projects, including the Westin hotel (which opened in November 2015) and a commuter-rail station that is set to open this spring. We have also just completed construction of 5 new gates, a 9000 acre Airport City in the planning stage, and has a capital budget of $1.6B over the next 5 years – offering an extraordinary opportunity to lead at a time of growth. As the nation's newest major commercial airport, and with the combined assets of good geographic location and large physical size, DEN has the capacity to double in size and is well-positioned for future growth as the portal for the Rocky Mountain Region and a key link for products and people throughout the world. DEN is the primary economic engine of the state of Colorado, generating more than $26B in annual economic impact.