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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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2020 Summer Internship - Environmental Scientist - Multi Location


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum.
Freeport-McMoRan’s internship program has been referred to as one of the top programs in the mining industry. By providing access to top minds and technology in mining today, our structured internship will provide you the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career. Our internship program is tailored to full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university and recent graduates in North America. Internships are temporary full-time paid positions and typically run from May through August.
Qualified candidates may be selected for available internship opportunities in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas. 
Under general supervision, provides technical support and guidance for environmental projects and programs at assigned site for the Environmental Department. 
  • Assists in the installation, operation, and maintenance of environmental and emission monitoring instruments and testing equipment necessary to determine air, land, or water pollution levels. 
  • Operates and monitors a wide variety of sampling and data gathering equipment. 
  • Assists in performing hazardous waste site inspections and collaborates in recommending appropriate action to management in compliance with regulations. 
  • Ensures proper labeling of solid waste and hazardous materials.   
  • Assists with the monitoring of solid waste such as drums, hazardous materials collection sites and reclamation sites. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of site environmental policies and procedures. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Environmental Science discipline or closely related field, OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Environmental Engineering or closely related field
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Possesses strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate our core values of honesty, fairness, respect, trust, and integrity