Public Policy Intern

Board of Commissioners Office

Recruitment #23-20001026-001


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 $18.00 per hour. They do not receive benefits or paid days off.

Required Documents:

  • Letter of recommendation from a class instructor, professor, or Internship Coordinator from current school or university.
  • Cover letter stating interest in position.
  • Resume

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university.
  • Permanent residency within the territorial boundaries of the MWRD (students may attend school outside the territorial boundaries).
  • 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, cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation through MWRD’s Online Employment Center.

Questions regarding the internship program may be directed to

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Public Policy Intern


Board of Commissioners Office


Main Office Building

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60601


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking an intern in the Board of Commissioner's Office. During the internship, intern may participate in stakeholder engagement, event planning support, policy research, content development, project coordination, and other skills and tasks to support the function of a Commissioner's office. The intern will gain skills and experience moving forward policy solutions in partnership with a team while engaging constituents through communication meetings and events.

Rate of Pay:

This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficient utilizing computers
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Educational Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program majoring in communications, environmental science and/or policy; political science, public administration, public policy; or other related majors.