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Treatment Plant Engineer Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must be proficient in Microsoft Office, have good communication skills, and be enrolled in a civil, chemical, or environmental engineering program to apply as a Treatment Plant Engineer Intern at MWRD of Greater Chicago.
  • You will assist with project planning, data analysis, contract administration, and learn about wastewater treatment operations to support the MWRD's mission.

Off-cycle Internship

Science, Engineering•Chicago


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


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with AutoCAD, GIS, and spreadsheet software
  • Familiarity with design plans desired, but not required
  • Can commit to the daily commute to the Skokie location
  • Educational Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a degree seeking program at an accredited school.
  • Civil, chemical, or environmental engineering major.
  • 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).

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • The intern will:
  • Assist with planning and design of minor plant improvement projects,
  • Analyze plant data for use in process control,
  • Learn contract administration,
  • And working with operations staff to understand the MWRD's role in treating wastewater and protecting our water environment.


Work type

Full time

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