Internship - HR Department of Safety, Denver, Colorado

Created 10/13/2021
Reference 470120
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Denver
About Our Job

Do you feel called to serve Denver's communities? Do you want to learn more about how our City government supports our communities and how you can be part of that support? If so, this could be the internship for you!

The City and County of Denver's Department of Public Safety offer a unique opportunity to work part-time while earning your educational equivalency gaining real-world experience in civic government. This opportunity was developed to give students the opportunity for a hands-on experience with City staff, learn about local government, and gain professional experience while going to school. In addition, this experience will allow you to make essential contributions and bring new ideas to the City while working in one of our Public Safety agencies. While this internship is open to both in & out of state candidates, we are looking for candidates who understand Denver communities and their potential needs.

The internship program is year-round with 3-month rotational opportunities that align to the quarterly collegiate schedule.

Internship periods: 1/1-3/31 (Winter), 4/1-6/31 (Spring), 7/1-9/31 (Summer), 10/1-12/31 (Fall)

The internship is unpaid and offers schedule flexibility for 8-16 hours a week, typically in one or two eight-hour days. City Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination before starting employment.

Interns will be involved in all aspects of Human Resources. Under the guidance of the Department of Safety Human Resources Director, interns can:
  • Operations: Engage with Sr. Human Resources Business Partners that support Police, Sheriff, Fire, 911, and other safety-related staff in all areas of Human Resources.
  • E.D.I.: contribute to the Department of Safety mission to improve policies from an equitable, diverse, and inclusive lens.
  • Data Analysis: research, compile, interpret, and present findings on various safety-related topics.
  • Administration: participate in process mapping and improvement projects.
  • Social Media & Marketing: partner with Recruitment and develop an engagement campaign.

Additionally, interns are eligible for qualifying credit education equivalency towards units in an undergraduate/graduate program upon completing the internship program. Interested applicants should prepare a Cover Letter and a Resume. Please describe when you faced a challenging situation, how you handled the situation, and the outcome within the cover letter. The entire cover letter needs to be 350 words or less.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education requirement: Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a Sophomore level or higher. Primary areas: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Experience Requirement: Prior experience performing administrative, clerical, or customer service related tasks.
About You

The ideal intern candidate will have:
  • G.P.A. of 3.0
  • Pursuing a major in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the date of application
  • Strong understanding of Denver communities and their potential needs

About Everything Else

Job Profile
WW1122 Unpaid Intern
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Position Type
Unpaid Intern

Position Salary Range
$0.00 - $0.00

Starting Pay

Department of Safety

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.

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Employer City and County of Denver

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