Civil Engineering Intern

Collection Facilities

Recruitment #24-20001026-103


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

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited college or university and will be enrolled in the 2024/2025 school year.
  • 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

111 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is searching for a current student for the Collection Facilities section of the Engineering Department. The Collection Facilities section is responsible for the assessment, analysis and design of the District's collection system. The intern duties will include learning about coordination of underground utility and protection, reading contract plans, utilizing GIS and post award engineering work such as estimating, submittal review, and field inspection. The intern will work closely with other Engineers and Draftsman. By the completion of the internship, the intern will have gained valuable experience working in an engineering design office environment.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • General engineering fundamentals
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must be a current college student seeking a degree in civil/environmental engineering. Other engineering majors are encouraged to apply. Completion of second year of engineering courses, preferred.