Environmental Specialist Intern

Recruitment #22-20001026-710


MWRD's Internship Program offers paid internship positions. While the main focus of the MWRD 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

  • Letter of Recommendation from current school.
  • Cover letter stating interest.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited university.
  • Permanent residency in Cook County (students may attend school outside the county limit).
  • 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, submit a cover letter and letter of recommendation through MWRD’s Online Employment Center.

Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at mwrdinternships@mwrd.org.

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Environmental Specialist Intern (?)


Monitoring and Research


Main Office Building Annex

111 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is searching for a current undergraduate or graduate student in the Monitoring and Research Department. Intern will improve his/her analytical skills from reviewing monitoring reports submitted by various industrial users and those obtained by the District. Intern may be required to conduct field inspections of industrial/commercial facilities regarding operations, wastewater sampling and flow measurements.

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., or legally authorized to work in the U.S.; obtain a letter of recommendation from current school; and submit a cover letter stating interest in the position.

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, preferred.