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Over 30,000 people work at Denver International Airport, making it one of the largest job generators in the state of Colorado. The airport is owned and managed by the City and County of Denver, with more than 900 city government jobs.

In addition to the city jobs, employment opportunities can be found with the airlines, security companies, service providers (such as rental car companies and food and beverage concessionaires), construction companies, federal government with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and more.

Air Traffic Controllers
The Federal Aviation Administration ( ) trains and hires the air traffic controllers, as well as aviation safety inspectors, aviation planners and engineers, and other occupations.

Airline Jobs
Airline employment opportunities, such as pilots, flight attendants, reservation agents, airline mechanics, and baggage handlers, can be found by visiting the corporate Web sites of the airlines that serve Denver International Airport.

Airport Jobs
The Denver Office of Economic Development through its Workforce Development division provides employment assistance for private sector positions within the DIA community. Weekly job postings for opportunities with the airport’s tenants are available at or by calling the Denver Workforce Center at DIA at (303) 342-2590.

Federal Security Screening Jobs
The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for security relating to civil aviation and is the lead agency for security at airports. Positions for airport screeners and other occupations with TSA can be found online at the Transportation Security Administration Web site.

City Government Jobs
The City of Denver's Office of Human Resources (OHR) handles the hiring for the Department of Aviation which manages DIA. Employment opportunities at the airport and other city agencies can be found on the City and County of Denver's Web site, Denver Human Resources section. New openings are posted every Monday and you can register to receive alerts for the new jobs.

College Internships
Information about college internships in the City and County of Denver, including Denver International Airport, is found at Internships are offered to college students throughout the school year and summer.  Applications are taken via the city’s website at Please apply through the “Internships” listing and indicate your interest in the airport. As openings arise, applications are searched based on interest in working at the airport.

Summer Youth Employment
DIA is participating in the Office of Economic Development’s 2013 Summer Youth Program, which provides 17 summer employment positions for students between the ages of 16-21. Click here for the complete description of these openings: 2013 List of DIA Summer Jobs  These jobs are offered for eight hours per day Monday-Friday from June-August in various divisions within the airport.  To apply, visit and register. After registering, click on “Apply for Summer Youth Employment” to complete an application and indicate your interest in working at the airport. Interviews and selections will occur in April and May.

2013 DIA Aviation Academy
The DIA Aviation Academy is offering two, free, sessions in 2013 with space for a total of 40 youths aged 13-15 living in the Montbello area. Participants will experience first-hand life at DIA through daily tours and activities. Two sessions are available:

  • June 24th-28th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 22nd-26th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch is provided free to all participants, as is transportation to and from DIA from the Montbello Recreation Center.

To apply, complete this application: 2013 DIA Aviation Academy Application. Return the completed application via email to:, or via US Postal Service mail to:
Mary Buckley
Denver International Airport
8500 Peņa Boulevard
Denver, CO 80249

Student Tours
Tours of DIA are offered to students of all ages through the airport’s Customer Service program.  To schedule a tour, contact Marcus Robinson at contact DIA Business Offices search