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Environmental Science Intern at The Doe Run Company in Boss, Missouri

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to gain hands on experience that will prepare you for your Environmental Sciences or Safety career? Then our paid summer internship position at Doe Run in Boss, MO may be a great opportunity.

Located in Boss, MO the Resource Recycling Division is the largest secondary lead smelter in the world. Since its opening in 1991, the division and its employees have steadily increased the amount of lead-bearing material they recycle each year. The state-of-the-art recycling facility is the most advanced, environmentally sound, and safest of its kind in North America. Each year the facility recycles and recovers more than 100,000 tons of refined lead.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the internship, students will have a clear understanding of the Environmental Sciences profession as it relates to the mining and milling industry in general and Doe Run in particular. Students will come away with solid experience in the field, especially in the area of environmental health and safety.

Work Plan

  • Site specific environmental and safety training

  • Assignment of an individual project in which results will be presented by the intern to the executive & leadership team

  • Overview of duties and responsibilities of someone in the environmental health and science

  • Training in field sampling

  • Support of ongoing environmental compliance work

Guidelines for Academic Background

  • Environmental Science, natural science or engineering major

  • At least 40 hours coursework completed towards Bachelor's Degree with at least 12 hours required coursework in chosen major

  • GPA of at least 2.8 (out of 4.0 scale)

  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills

  • A strong work ethic is required

  • No mining or industrial work experience required



  • No industrial or mining work experience required.

  • GPA of at least 2.8 (out of 4.0 scale).

  • At least 40 hours coursework completed toward Bachelor's Degree with at least 12 hours required coursework in chosen major.



  • Bachelors or better in Environmental and Earth Science or related field

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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