Maintenance and Operations Intern

Egan Water Reclamation Plant

Recruitment #24-20001026-609


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:

Maintenance and Operations Intern


Maintenance and Operations


Egan Water Reclamation Plant

500 Meacham Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking an intern to serve in the Maintenance and Operations Department. The intern will gain knowledge on the Emerson SCADA/Distributed Control System (DCS).

Duties include:

  • Assist the Senior Process Control Engineer with mapping DCS assets across the Hanover Park, Kirie, and Egan Water Reclamation Plants.
  • Create DCS point name database and link with the District's maintenance management software, Mainsaver.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

Applicants should be proficient in MS Office and AutoCAD.

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must be a current degree seeking student at an accredited school majoring in computer or electrical engineering.

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