City and County of Denver Mayor's Office of Sustainability Internship in Denver, Colorado

Mayor's Office of Sustainability Internship



Mayor's Office of Sustainability Internship


$0.00 Hourly


80202, CO

Job Type



Agencies Under the Mayor

Job Number

TA0000 16394


8/20/2017 11:59 PM Mountain

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About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

About Our Job

The Denver Mayor's Office of Sustainability seeks unpaid, part-time or full-time Interns for the fall of 2017. Interns will experience a fast-paced, professional environment and will be given the opportunity to witness first-hand, the internal operations of the mayor's office of a major city, while assisting the Office of Sustainability with planning and executing the Sustainable Denver Summit, achieving the City's 2020 Sustainability Goals, and establishing sustainability as a core business value of the City.

The City's 2020 Sustainability Goals, which were approved by the Mayor on March 11, 2013 can be viewed at

The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to provide leadership, guidance, and coordination to city agencies in Denver's pursuit of sustainability. Sustainability is defined by the City as both an end result and a process of planning and operating that provides for the needs of our people and businesses today without impairing our ability to continue providing for their needs in the future.

Interns will:

  • Assist with the planning, preparation, execution, and evaluation of the Sustainable Denver Summit to be held on December 5th and its preceding events. For more information see:

  • Conduct research projects relating to emerging technologies, best practices, and sustainability policies that will inform sustainability policy and practices within the City.

  • Assist with Office of Sustainability efforts to achieve the 2020 Sustainability Goals through community outreach and communications, quantification/tracking of the goals, or identification of strategies to achieve the goals.

  • Learn about Mayor Hancock and his sustainability initiatives, Denver municipal government and public service.

About You

Our Ideal Candidate will be or have:

  • Outstanding research skills that go beyond mere Google searches and Wikipedia look-ups. The intern should be comfortable with locating and reading original source material and interviewing people familiar with the subject of the research.

  • Good analytical skills, critical thinking and sensitivity to the likelihood of opposing viewpoints,

  • Facility with math and statistics, and diplomatic tenacity in the pursuit of facts.

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, grammar and spelling.

  • Strong professionalism reflective of the Mayor's Office.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.

  • Dependable

  • Detail-oriented

  • Good communication skills and professionalism

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following

required minimum qualifications: Completed the equivalent of at least two years of full-time course work at an accredited college or university and be seeking an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Political Science, Journalism, Economics, Statistics, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability or other comparable field. Recent graduates (within the last 6 months) will be considered.

About Everything Else

Additional Application Materials Required: You must include the following documents as part of you application.

  • cover letter (include your schedule of availability),

  • resume, and

  • writing sample (can be journalistic or technical) no more than 3 pages in length.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Classification Title: We call this job a Office of Sustainability Internship. The official

job classification title is a unpaid internship.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of

credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies,

including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal

background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are

not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test,

and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual

from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an

individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment

screening process, click here.

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.

Recruiter: NK

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