Community Engagement Intern

Board of Commissioners Office

Recruitment #24-20001026-008


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 $18.00 per hour. They do not receive benefits or paid days off.

Required Documents:

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university and will be enrolled in the 2024/2025 school year.
  • Permanent residency within the territorial boundaries of the MWRD (students may attend school outside the territorial boundaries).
  • You must be a citizen or national of the United States, or an individual who is otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States.

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

Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Community Engagement Intern


Board of Commissioners Offices


Main Office Building

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is seeking an intern to serve in the Board of Commissioner's Offices. The prospective intern will:

  • Undertake a range of activities delegated by supervisor to enhance visibility and message outreach.
  • Assist in writing media alerts and other written material to promote events for community engagement or event promotion.
  • Research information on various environmental issues.
  • Assist in constituent database maintenance.
  • Assist during community events, including parades, conferences, etc.
  • Assist with social media content creation and posting.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be available to work some weekends

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must be a current undergraduate student seeking a degree in environmental science, communications, public relations, and related fields. 

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.