Public Policy Intern

Recruitment #24-20001026-001


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. 

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:

Public Policy Intern


Board of Commissioners Office


Main Office Building

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking an intern in the Board of Commissioners Office. During the internship, intern may participate stakeholder engagement, event planning support, policy research, content development, project coordination, and other skills and tasks to support the functions of a Commissioner's Office. The intern will gain skills and experience, help move policy solutions forward in partnership with a team while engaging constituents through communication, meetings, and events.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proficient utilizing computers
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Educational Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree seeking program majoring in communications, environmental science and/or policy; political science, public administration, public policy; or other related majors.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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