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Treatment Plant Operations Intern

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You must have engineering knowledge, be interested in wastewater treatment, possess strong communication skills, work well in a team, and be enrolled in an environmental or civil engineering program.
  • You will learn about wastewater treatment processes through office and field work, conducting research, analyzing data, and assisting with engineering tasks. Opportunity for cross-training in all sections.

Off-cycle Internship



  • The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is seeking a Treatment Plant Operations intern in the Maintenance and Operations Department. 


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Basic Engineering/Technical science knowledge
  • Interest in wastewater treatment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can work both independently and in a team-environment
  • Willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of the internship
  • Educational Requirements:
  • Minimum of two-years of undergraduate work in any engineering discipline.
  • Applicants must be a current graduate or undergraduate student seeking a degree in environmental or civil engineering.
  • 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 respective intern will receive experience working in an office and field environment. The intern will learn the basics of wastewater treatment and entry-level engineering duties such as: basic equipment research, document review and creation, and data analysis. The internship will be concentrated in the primary, secondary, and the solids treatment processes.
  • The intern will have the opportunity to cross-train and learn about both sections to understand how the District functions as a wastewater utility.


Work type

Full time

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