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

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.

Required Documents:

  • Referral letter from a class instructor, professor, or Internship Coordinator from current school or university.
  • Cover letter stating interest in position.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
  • Permanent residency in Cook County (but students may attend school outside the county limit.)
  • Applicants must 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.

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For current internship opportunities, please visit the Online Employment Center at www.districtjobs.org.

Positions are posted on a rolling basis and will remain posted until filled.

Candidates are required to submit the Online Internship Application, submit a cover letter and referral letter through MWRD’s Online Employment Center.

Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to MWRDInternships@mwrd.org.  

Please note: For full-time employment opportunities, please refer to the Careers page at www.mwrd.org/careers.

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