MWRD's Internship Program offers both paid and unpaid 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 $13.00 per hour. They do not receive benefits or paid days off.
Unpaid interns do not have time restrictions, which provide opportunities to gain additional experience or time to work on a long-range project.
Note: Both paid and unpaid internships may fulfill the requirements for academic credit.
Permanent residency in Cook County (students may attend school outside the county limit).
Enrollment in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
Referral from a school or organization’s Internship Coordinator or class instructor.
Cover letter and resume along with a referral.
Current Internship Opportunities (please click on a link for a job description):
Candidates may submit cover letters, resumes and referrals to the MWRD’s Internship Coordinator at: MWRDInternships@mwrd.org.
Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to Ms. Lewis at 312-751-7928.
Please note: For full-time employment opportunities, please refer to the Careers page on this website.