The Doe Run Company
  • 18-Sep-2017 to 01-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Hourly Positions
  • Boss, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • INT

2018 Summer Environmental Sciences Internship

The Doe Run Company's Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), located near Viburnum, MO (in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest), is responsible for locating and extracting lead ore. The work takes place far below Earth's surface, some 1,000 feet beneath the forested hills of southern Missouri. This area, rich in mineral deposits, is known as the Viburnum Trend.  Named for the nearby town of Viburnum, mining and milling has taken place here for more than 40 years. While best known for having high-purity lead ore, SEMO also extracts zinc and copper minerals from its underground mines.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the internship students will have a clear understanding of the Enviornmental 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 intern to the executive and leadership team
  • Overview of duties and responsibilities of soemone in the envrionrmental health and sciences
  • 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
  • Grade Point Average at least 2.8 (on 4 point scale)
  • No work experience in metallurgical or mining field required
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic is required.
  • No mining or industrial work experience required


Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and one of the largest integrated lead producers in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run has facilities in Missouri, Washington and Arizona and operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo.  Using innovative mining techniques, Doe Run skillfully taps one of the largest lead deposits in the world.

As stewards of the mineral resources in our care, we strive to provide premium services and products to people who share our belief in enhancing the quality of life. You may view our sustainability report located at

The Doe Run Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please click on the following links: About the EEO law and EEO law supplement.

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