User Charge/Billing Intern

Recruitment #23-20001026-201


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:

User Charge/Billing Intern




Main Office Building Annex

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Finance Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (the District) is seeking a User Charge/Billing Section intern. As a member of the Billing section, you will gain valuable experience while helping the District achieve one of its objectives: processing its financial transactions and receipts. 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:

  • Assist in analyzing and processing District's daily revenue receipts via Daily Deposits and User Charge Lockbox account.
  • Process and issue monthly and quarterly User Charge invoices.
  • Assist in preparation and maintenance of various standard and ad hoc accounting and financial reports using various software, maintain and monitor accounting and financial records, books, databases.
  • Audit and analyze various accounting and financial transactions and documents, traces discrepancies, and resolves problems.
  • File and retrieve various documents and system reports.

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.

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