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Environmental Justice Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a current graduate or undergraduate student in a related field, familiar with environmental justice, skilled in MS Office, logical thinker, organized, and have good communication skills. Permanent residency within the MWRD area required. US citizen or authorized to work in the US.
  • You will learn and assist with various Environmental Justice activities at MWRD, supporting community engagement, collaboration, innovation, equity, and resilience initiatives. Be prepared for diverse work assignments and locations.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District) is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in the General Administration Department's Environmental Justice Section. 


  • Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Skilled with MS Office especially Excel.
  • Familiarity and/or personal experience with environmental justice.
  • Ability to think logically and apply knowledge to new and unique situations.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Applicants must also submit a written statement explaining their interest in Environmental Justice.
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in a career path related to advancing Environmental Justice issues.
  • Required Documents:
  • Letter of recommendation from a class instructor, professor, or Internship Coordinator from current school or university.
  • Written statement explaining their interest in Environmental Justice.
  • Transcripts.
  • 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.

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Area of Responsibilities



  • The Environmental Justice internship will provide an exciting opportunity for students to learn about and assist with activities in various departments, sections, and program areas. Work assignments will expose students to the wide range of activities associated with Environmental Justice principles and practices. All work activities are designed to advance MWRD's Strategic Plan, which focuses on Community Engagement, Collaboration, Innovation, Equity, and Resilience. Work assignments and locations will vary so applicants must have access to reliable transportation.


Work type

Full time

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