MWRD's Internship Program offers paid internship positions. While the main focus is on wastewater management, there are opportunities to gain knowledge and practical experience in a wide range of functions in each department.
Paid interns are limited to 119 working days per calendar year and receive $15.00 per hour. They do not receive benefits or paid days off.
Candidates are required to submit the Online Internship Application, submit a cover letter and letter of recommendation through MWRD's Online Employment Center.
Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to .
Treatment Plant Operations Intern - SWRP
Maintenance & Operations
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant
6001 West Pershing Road
Cicero, IL 60804
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The prospective intern will learn the basics of wastewater treatment with a focus on the solids treatment processes, and assist with the primary and secondary treatment processes as necessary. The intern will also be taught the function of the other Sections and Departments of the District, so they understand how all the pieces work together to form the District as an entire wastewater utility. The intern will also be responsible for entry-level engineering duties, including basic equipment research, document review and creation, and data analysis.
Rate of Pay:
This is a paid internship at $15.00/hr.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
Applicants must have a current residence in Cook County, IL; be a citizen or national of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an individual otherwise legally authorized to work in the U.S.; and must obtain a referral letter from current school's class instructor or Internship Coordinator.
Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in Engineering. Good communication skills and a willingness to learn required. Interest in wastewater treatment is desired.