Outreach and Engagement Intern

Board of Commissioners Office

Recruitment #23-20001026-004


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 MWRDInternships@mwrd.org.

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Outreach and Engagement 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 Offices. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with general administrative duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Assist with community outreach and engagement programs
  • Assist with design and execution of social media campaigns
  • Manage small projects as assigned by supervisor
  • Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns
  • Assist on influencer campaign strategy
  • Brainstorm and research ideas for original content
  • Create compelling graphics to share across social channels
  • Write social media captions that speak to the company's target audience
  • Develop new strategies for increasing engagement
  • Ensure brand message is consistent
  • Research policies and procedures to assist the commissioner with decision-making and developing new policies and strategies as needed

Rate of Pay:

This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to/from various worksite locations

Educational Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, all majors considered