Electrical Engineering Intern

Recruitment #24-20001026-602


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 MWRDInternships@mwrd.org.

Minimum Requirements

Position Title:

Electrical Engineering Intern


Maintenance and Operations


Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

6001 West Pershing Road

Cicero, IL 60804


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking an Electrical Engineering Intern in the Maintenance and Operations Department. The prospective intern will:

  • Perform work relating to process instrumentation and computer control systems such as Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Supervisory Control, Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of process instrumentation and computer control systems for water reclamation facilities.
  • Prepare cost estimates for projects involving process instrumentation and/or computer control systems.
  • Prepare and reviews contract specifications and plans for process instrumentation and computer control systems, review contractor submittals for compliance.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and manage process control systems, including system database, network, and security and perform routing backup of system. 
  • Create, modify and maintain documentation of the process control system including procedural guidelines, required reporting, trend analysis and historical archives.
  • Assist in managing DCS spare parts related to the process control systems. 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the principles and applications of process control instrumentation technology, including analog and digital signals and Proportional Integral and Derivative (PID) control loops.
  • Knowledge of the principles and applications of computerized process control systems including the application of serial and Ethernet communication.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software including, Operating Systems, Domain Servers, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of PC's, both hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of programming software including PLC Ladder logic, OPC data exchange and Operator Interface Unit (OIU) development.
  • Networking and database management.

Educational Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program majoring in electrical engineering or technology.
  •  Junior or Senior year students preferred.
  • Potential Candidates should have completed courses in Controls, Engineering Economics, etc.

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