The Metropolitan District is dedicated to building a sustainable pipeline of talent that will continue to sustain the organization’s mission of providing potable water and sewerage services to it’s member and non-member towns.
Part of how we do this is to get students interested in careers in water and the utility industry. We employ two programs at the District: the Summer College Internship Program and the High School Learn and Earn Program to engage students and provide them hands-on experience in working in a municipal company.
COLLEGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Summer College Internship Program is aimed at hiring students each summer to provide an experience that relates directly to that individual’s course of study while in return providing meaningful work for our company. We believe our interns provide new ideas, skills, and insight that provide a positive impact on our workforce while also exposing them to possible career paths that they may have not thought of.
- Runs up to 9 weeks
- Runs from 1st week of June to 1st week of August
- MDC Facility tours are conducted throughout the course of the program so that interns can view the different MDC facilities. The program coordinator will give instruction on the proper clothing required to wear prior to the tours.
- Interns will participate in a volunteer opportunity in the Hartford community.
- During the course of the 3 month program students cannot work more than 40 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with a student intern position.
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older
- Must be enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university
- Complete an online application
*Preference will be given to those residing in MDC member towns
How to Apply:
Check for Employment opportunities between the months of January to April at http://themdc.iapplicants.com
Job postings are posted as “College Intern” and will have the department listed. Students can apply for as many positions as they qualify for. You will need a valid working email address to apply.
LEARN AND EARN PROGRAM
The High School Learn and Earn Program is a 4 week paid program for high school students that takes place from July to August. The program is aimed at hiring 8 to 12 students in the MDC member town school systems to learn about careers pertaining to water and wastewater.
For the first two weeks our students engage in facility tours and activities to expose students to the importance of water conservation and wastewater treatment. For the second two weeks, the students work in a department to engage with utility employees about work at the District.
Guidelines for Working in the Learn and Earn Program :
- Student employees are hired to provide special project related work within the department and may not replace a full-time position/function which would normally be performed by a bargaining unit employee.
- During the course of the 4-week program students cannot work more than 40 hours per week. There are no benefits associated with a student intern position.
- 4 week program
- Runs from July to August
- Tours are conducted throughout the course of the program so that students can view the different MDC facilities. The program coordinator will give instruction on the proper clothing required to wear prior to the tours.
- Must be at least 16 years of age or older
- Must be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school within an MDC member town
- Must be referred by a guidance counselor (applications submitted without a referral from a guidance counselor will not be accepted)
*Preference will be given to Juniors and Senior students
How to Apply:
An email is sent to MDC Member Town Officials in April and May with instructions to provide the applications to all member town school guidance counselors. All applications are submitted through a guidance counselor or school official as potential candidates for the program should be recommended by school guidance counselors, Town Boards of Education and/or Superintendent of Schools or other similar agencies.
We receive all recommendations by mid-May. If you or your guidance counselor have any questions, they can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-278-7850 x3330.