Internship - Biosolids

Recruitment #20-20001026-704

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:

Biosolids Intern

Department:

Monitoring and Research

Location:

Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

6001 West Pershing Road

Cicero, IL 60804

Description:

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the Monitoring & Research Department. The prospective intern will assist the Biosolids Section of the District is involved in activities which encompasses research projects, monitoring, and supportive activities in support of the District's composts and biosolids beneficial re-use program. The intern's activities will include greenhouse pot set-up and, sampling, and analyzing plant and soil samples. The intern will also obtain skills in sample processing, analysis, and generating data and reports that will be presented by the intern at the end of the internship program

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 biology, environmental science, soil science, or agronomy.



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