Civil Engineering Intern

Stormwater Management

Recruitment #23-20001026-105


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:

Civil Engineering Intern




Main Office Building Annex

111 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is seeking an intern in the Engineering Department. The intern will assist the Stormwater Section with both office work and field inspections. Some of the tasks they will be responsible for include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with submittal reviews
  • Cost estimating
  • Grant applications
  • Analyzing parcels for flood impacts and need for easements
  • Assisting staff with reservoir and post-project vegetation conditions
  • Reviewing project designs

Rate of Pay:

This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience understanding of GIS and AutoCAD.
  • Basic site inspection skills
  • Experience with letter and technical writing.
  • Can work both independently and within a team environment

Educational Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program majoring in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and/or landscape architecture.
  • Successful completion of one year of college coursework in civil engineering.