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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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2020 Summer Internship - Geology - 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. 
  • A foreign national may be considered for H1B visa sponsorship upon completion of one (1) year of service with consistently exceeded performance.
  • A foreign national may be considered for employment-based permanent residency sponsorship upon completion of (3) years of service with consistently exceeded performance expectations. 
Under general supervision, may work directly with exploration geologic staff to assist in various projects as needed. May require spending extended time at various Freeport-McMoRan locations. May be a combination of field and office work.
  • Creating sample identification labels and submitting samples for laboratory analysis using computerized data transfer systems
  • Retrieving laboratory analyses for geological materials and loading results into a relational database
  • Coordinating submittal of standard reference materials and preparation and submittal of duplicate samples to laboratory
  • Performing routine comparisons of reference and duplicate samples against laboratory determinations from original samples; preparing daily and monthly evaluations of laboratory accuracy and precision
  • Entering geological codes into computerized databases and evaluating and validating codes against established standards
  • Digitizing geological maps and cross-sections
  • Logging drill cuttings and drill core samples to identify rock types, copper mineralization, alteration, and acid consumption
  • Mapping pit walls
  • District exploration and geology department support
  • Compile drilling, geological mapping, geochemical, alteration, geophysical, and property information
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Geology discipline or closely related field; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Geology 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 oral 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