Community Engagement Intern

Board of Commissioners Office

Recruitment #23-20001026-008


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:

Community Engagement Intern


Board of Commissioners Office


Main Office Building

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60601


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is seeking an intern to serve in the Board of Commissioner's Offices. The respective intern will undertake a range of activities delegated by their supervisor to enhance the visibility and message outreach of the MWRD.

  • Assist in writing media alerts and other written material to promote events for community engagement or event promotion.
  • Assist staff with producing MWRD information packets for events or visits.
  • Assist in constituent database maintenance.
  • Assist during community events, including parades, conferences, etc.
  • Assist with social media content creation, posting, tracking and trend reporting.

Rate of Pay:

This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent organization
  • Must have strong reviewing and editing skills.
  • Research information on various environmental issues.
  • Good writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be available to work some weekends.

Educational Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate at an accredited university studying environmental science, communications, public relations, or a related field.