Internship - Public Budgeting

Recruitment #20-20001026-301

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:

    Public Budgeting Intern

    Department:

    General Administration

    Location:

    Main Office Building

    100 East Erie Street

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Description:

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the Budget Office within General Administration. The intern will learn systems and basics of public budgeting including basic financial modeling, reviewing budget requests, and displaying numerical data in a clear, concise and user-friendly presentation. The intern will also gain experience in writing, including proof-reading skills and editing techniques. Duties will include preparation of budget materials for the annual operating budget, preparation and data analysis for a variety of on-going or proposed projects.

    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 undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Business Administration, Finance, Public Finance, Accounting, or a similar field. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, detail oriented, and good verbal and written communication skills.



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