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Public Policy and Outreach Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must manage multiple projects, have excellent communication skills, work well independently and in a team, be pursuing a relevant bachelor's degree, bilingual in English/Spanish, have a driver's license, attend school in 2024/2025, have US work authorization, and reside within MWRD boundaries.
  • You will support external engagement initiatives by participating in policy research, communication across media platforms, website maintenance, and outreach event coordination.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is seeking an intern to serve in the Board of Commissioners office.


  • Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Well-organized and flexible
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • A passion to gain government experience and learning
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, encouraged to apply
  • Current Driver's License
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, environmental studies, or public administration.
  • 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



  • The intern will receive at least one substantive project in the areas of policy, research, outreach, and communications. Our office is seeking a highly-organized individual to support external engagement initiatives. The individual should possess strong skills in communications, social media, content creation across various media platforms, website support, and outreach events.


Work type

Full time

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