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Mechanical Engineering Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be a mechanical engineering student with AutoCAD proficiency and at least 2 years of college completed. Permanent residency within MWRD boundaries required.
  • You will assist with field inspections, document reviews, calculations, and gain exposure to mechanical equipment/systems in a wastewater facility.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking an intern to serve in the Maintenance and Operations Department. 


  • 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.
  • 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.

Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • 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


Work type

Full time

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