|Date Opened||1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM|
|Close Date||4/20/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$15.00 an hour|
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 are limited to 119 working days per calendar year and receive $15.00 per hour. They do not receive benefits or paid days off.
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.
Public Affairs Intern
Public & Intergovernmental Affairs
Main Office Building Complex
100 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the Public & Intergovernmental Affairs Department. The prospective intern will have an opportunity to understand the interdiscplinary approach to communication between the District and the vast community we serve. The intern will participate in utilizing social media, writing press releases, participating in community relations activities, distributing tree saplings, writing scripts for video/radio projects and other assigned duties. At the conclusion of this internship, the intern will be able to produce a portfolio of other projects that may include a media advisory, press release, and public service announcement.
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.; submit a cover letter, and must obtain a letter of recommendation from the school’s Internship Coordinator or Departmental Dean, or professor.
Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Journalism, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Environmental Affairs, or Communications. Excellent writing, communication skills, and social media savvy preferred.