Internship - Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment #20-20001026-603

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:

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

    Department:

    Maintenance and Operations

    Location:

    O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant

    3500 Howard Street

    Skokie, IL 60076

    Description:

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the Maintenance & Operations Department. The prospective intern will assist Maintenance and Operations Engineers perform maintenance administration work. Daily tasks include but are not limited to assisting with technical research, contacting vendors, and assisting with construction projects. The intern will utilize Auto CAD technology to create and maintain technical data, manuals, and drawings. They will gain significant experience in maintenance engineering within a wastewater treatment utility.

    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 within an engineering discipline. Completion of some mechanical engineering classes preferred. Must have an aptitude for mechanical and technical job functions.



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