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GIS Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need familiarity with GIS software, good communication skills, and be enrolled in an engineering or GIS program. Must have residency in MWRD boundaries and be legally authorized to work in the US.
  • You will assist in GIS projects, analyze data, convert and update layers, extend mapping to facilities, and enhance feature classes.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Maintenance and Operations Department at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is currently seeking an intern to contribute to the creation, development, and conversion of diverse GIS datasets used within the organization.


  • Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Familiarity with GIS software, i.e. ArcGIS
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program majoring in any engineering discipline or GIS.
  • 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.

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Area of Responsibilities



  • The intern may participate in various GIS projects, including consolidating contract work histories for the Engineering and Maintenance and Operations Departments. Additionally, they will be involved in tasks such as converting and updating Stickney MUPPS layers to GIS feature classes, extending Stickney MUPPS to outlying facilities, and enhancing reservoir facility and small streams feature classes by incorporating minor drainage systems.
  • The intern will engage in comprehensive data analysis, specifically focusing on DCS and maintenance data. The internship aims to foster and refine GIS and data analysis skills through hands-on exposure to real-world data. This includes exploring the opportunities and limitations of such data, enabling the intern to navigate diverse datasets effectively, evaluate their validity, and usefulness of the data.


Work type

Full time

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