Internship - Diversity

Recruitment #20-20001026-300


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

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Diversity Intern


General Administration


Main Office Building Annex

111 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the General Administration Department. The prospective intern will help update and manage data entry for a new database system in the Diversity section. The intern will learn how to vet information, review contracts, and navigate database systems. Over the course of the internship, intern will learn how the goals of the Diversity departments coincide with the District's Strategic Plan. The intern will delve into the world of social justice through investigating historical research, advocacy, and reform. They will also learn about the importance of Diversity objectives for contracting minority, small, and women-owned businesses. By the conclusion of this experience, the intern will be able to bridge their coursework in business administration within the classroom with the gained practical exposure from working in General Administration.

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, class instructor or Internship Coordinator.

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in Business or Business Administration, or a related field of study, experience with Microsoft Office and a strong reading and typing ability; have a driver's license; and may require personal transportation.

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