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Diversity Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a current graduate or undergraduate student with strong communication skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office, and able to collaborate effectively within a diverse organization. Permanent residency within MWRD boundaries and authorization to work in the US are essential.
  • You will assist with vendor outreach, MBE/WBE/VBE certification, small business programs, and clerical tasks for the Diversity Department at a metropolitan water reclamation district.

Off-cycle Internship

People, HR & Administration•Chicago


  • The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking an intern in the Diversity Department. After interning with the Diversity Section, the intern will understand how affirmative action works in government contracting. The intern will learn how a special district like the MWRD has a core mission and will learn how the Diversity Section operates within that core mission. The intern will learn how the Diversity Section plays a role in the improvement of the lives of business owners who have been historically marginalized. The intern will also learn how the legislative process works with respect to contracts where affirmative action goals are applied. 


  • 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 enrollmed 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.
  • Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
  • The intern should have familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. The intern should have good communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with employees departmentally and agency wide.
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

People, HR & Administration


  • he Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking an intern in the Diversity Department. The intern will work under the supervision of a Senior Diversity Officer to:
  • Assist with mbe/wbe/vbe certification process.
  • Assist with upcoming small business and mentor protege programs.
  • Assist with communication with our vendors, e-mail and calls.
  • Assist with the planning of our yearly vendor outreach fair.
  • Assist the clerical support with filing and miscellaneous clerical duties.


Work type

Full time

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