Trainee, Internships and Apprenticeship (TIA) Program Overview

The City and County of Denver offers Trainee, Intern and Apprentice positions as needed. These opportunities may be available in any City and County of Denver agency.

The City offers a range of general and tailored development programs to support succession planning efforts, build skills and supplement the City’s workforce. The TIA programs are also designed to help identify potential future hires, increase diversity and inclusion efforts and meet future workforce demands by providing on-the-job learning opportunities to TIA participants. 

Trainee and Internship positions can be paid or unpaid, depending upon the position. Requirements vary by postion. Apprenticeship positions are paid, but to be eligible for Apprenticeship positions, applicants must have one (1) year of Career Service status with the City and County of Denver.

If you are interested in obtaining a TIA position at the City and County of Denver, please apply for open positions using the search buttons below. When applying, please read the qualifications, responsibilities, and compensation carefully.

Applications will not be accepted via e-mail. However, if you have additional questions, you may contact a recruiting professional at TIA@denvergov.org or call 720-913-5615.

Trainee Opportunities

A trainee is an individual who is appointed to an on-call, limited, or unpaid position for the purpose of gaining meaningful work experience that promotes the development of individuals who lack formal education or work experience. Trainees can be paid or unpaid, depending on Agency discretion.  The length of a Trainee assignment can be from 3 months to 3 years.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are for individuals currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college/university.  Interns are appointed to an on-call, limited, or unpaid position for the purpose of gaining meaningful work experience and contributing to the overall objectives of the organization. Interns can be paid or unpaid, depending on Agency discretion.  The length of an Intern assignment can be from 3 months to 3 years.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

City and County of Denver follows the rules and regulations, as well as practices the procedures for Apprenticeships regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeships, which can be found at http://www.doleta.gov/oa/

All City and County of Denver Apprenticeships are paid and require one (1) year of Career Service status with City and County of Denver.

Apprenticeships are designed to allow Department Management to identify an opportunity for entry level employees with one year of Career Service status or more to train on-site for a desired field. 

The program runs for four full years, with no exception, and is designed to offer complete training where an employee will become certified in the field where they are an Apprentice. All training is done on-site with a supervisor, delegate, lead or manager.   

There are six (6) occupations covered under the Apprenticeship Program: 

  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Painter
  • Plumber

Schools & Organizations

City and County of Denver is interested in learning more about your organization for possible partnerships for recruiting trainees and interns.  We are unable to guarantee any placements, as our openings can come and go quickly.  We strive to offer our community opportunities and see the TIA program as a way to reach out to those individuals determined to work in a public service capacity and contribute to this world class city. However, we do not have enough positions to cater to all schools and organizations.

If you are interested in partnering with the City and County of Denver, we ask that you fill out the partnership information sheet and e-mail it to us with any supporting documents (TIA@denvergov.org). As we see potential for partnership, we will contact you directly.

Opportunities

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