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District 10 is Hiring an Intern
Thoughts by Chris Hinds
We're hiring a paid intern!

Are you interested in gaining practical experience in the public sector while expanding your understanding of City government? District 10 is seeking an intern to join us for 8 weeks for approximately 8 hours each week.

We’re seeking someone who demonstrates a strong work ethic, interest in public service, and a commitment to good government. Additionally, candidates must be able to responsibly handle the professional communication needed to serve an elected official.

We’ve developed an administrative-heavy program suitable for any applicant with interest in the following:

  • How the different branches of local government interact
  • What various City departments do
  • How the local level legislative process works


The primary responsibility of the selected candidate will be the all-important, frequently complicated, and supervised task of scheduling for an elected official. You’ll learn about the various people a Council person meets with and why; as well as about the various official roles the Council person takes in Committees or on Boards.

We’ll work with you to develop a scope of work that includes what YOU want to learn from this experience.

Required Skills

This position requires a person with basic administrative skills that will be sharpened and enhanced by working in the D10 office. These skills include:

  • Ease with technology and software programs such as: Outlook Email and Calendar; Zoom
  • A professional and friendly demeanor
  • An ability to hone in on details and be careful and thorough


This position will be for 8 weeks (3 days a week / 8 hours per week or approximately 64 hours total). The intern will receive a stipend of $1,500.00.

How To Apply

Please send a one page cover letter with your interest and your current (simplified) resume to: Teresa.St.Peter@denvergov.org.
We’re accepting applications until November 17, 2020.