Denver Office of Economic Development places 20 college students from Denver Scholarship Foundation
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) today announced that through a collaboration with the Denver Scholarship Foundation, 20 undergraduate students have been placed in a range of public and private summer internships. Spanning the industries of manufacturing, IT, finance and health care in addition to government, the eight-week paid internships will provide students with fast-paced organizational and leadership experience.
“The Denver Scholarship Foundation has built an exceptional, nationally admired model for supporting disadvantaged young people and making a college education possible,” said OED Executive Director Paul Washington. “We are pleased to be able to utilize the city’s contacts and connections to support an important facet of their ongoing program—real-world, paying summer jobs for students who have completed their first two years of undergraduate study.”
The interns have each completed 60 hours of study, mostly at Colorado’s four-year institutions, with an average GPA of 3.0. The Denver Scholarship Foundation referred a pool of its scholarship recipients to the city, which then selected 20 students for positions in four city agencies as well as 12 private employers.
Internships placed within city government include OED, Denver International Airport, Technology Services and Parks and Recreation. Private sector employers include The 3D Printing Store, Gibson Athletic, Autonomous Avionics, Iconergy, P2Binvestor, Marley Coffee, Innovation Pavilion, Coolerado, Live Consulting and the Colorado Technology Association.