Mechanical Engineering Intern

Recruitment #24-20001026-610


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:

Mechanical Engineering Intern


Maintenance and Operations


Stickney Water Reclamation Plant

6100 West Pershing Road

Cicero, IL 60804


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking an intern to serve in the Maintenance and Operations Department. This internship offers valuable insights into the operations of a wastewater plant facility. As an intern will assist with:

  • Conducting field inspections
  • Reviewing documents
  • Performing minor calculations
Throughout the internship, interns will fain exposure to reading contract drawings, familiarize themselves with diverse mechanical equipment, and develop an understanding of various mechanical systems. This opportunity provides hands-on experience in a dynamic and educational environment.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Educational Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program studying mechanical engineering.
  • Completed at least two years of college.
  • Completed classes in fluids and/or HVAC, desired.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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