Internship - Civil Engineering

Recruitment #20-20001026-100

Introduction

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 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.

    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 MWRDInternships@mwrd.org

    Minimum Requirements

    Position Title:

    Civil/Environmental Engineering Design Intern

    Department:

    Engineering

    Location:

    Main Office Building

    111 East Erie Street

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Description:

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current engineering student seeking an internship opportunity in Local Sewer Systems Section of the Engineering Department. The prospective intern would gain experience with the MWRD's Watershed Management Ordinance and civil land development. The intern would be trained to use basic GIS, word processing, and spreadsheet software to help with georeferencing civil design plans and permit records. These projects will challenge the intern and provide an encompassing view of the Local Sewer Systems Section and its function at the District. At the conclusion of the internship, the prospective intern should be familiar with engineering skills expected of engineers working in stormwater management.

    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.

    Educational Requirements:

    Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.

    Familiarity with design plans, basic CAD, GIS and spreadsheet software desired, but not required



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