Accounts Payable Intern

Recruitment #23-20001026-200


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:

Accounts Payable Intern




Main Office Building

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Finance Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (the District) is seeking an Accounts Payable intern. As a member of the Accounts Payable section, you will gain valuable experience while helping the District achieve one of its objectives: processing its financial transactions and obligations. In addition to transactional processing, the intern will have opportunities to make an impact through special projects and further apply concepts that are covered in a classroom setting. Given that the District is a governmental organization, the intern will also acquire practical insight into the financial accounting and reporting that governments produce and the rules and regulations they must follow. Below are some of the expected intern responsibilities:

  • Review and process invoices for payment to vendors using the SAP ERP system and Readsoft software.
  • File documents in accordance with standard departmental recordkeeping.
  • Communicate with internal and external end users to respond to inquiries and resolve issues.
  • Notify staff of any discrepancies.
  • Obtain an understanding of Finance policies and procedures.
  • Document or revise standard operating procedures.
  • Contribute to special project assignments.
  • Produce ad hoc reports upon request.

Rate of Pay:

This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures.
  • Ability to compile, analyze and summarize financial information.
  • Ability to plan and organize work in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as a computer and printer.
  • Ability to use business operating software (e.g., SAP, MS Excel, MS Outlook).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Pursuit of a 2-year or 4-year college program with emphasis in Accounting or Finance.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.