The Doe Run Company
  • 05-Feb-2018 to 06-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Exploration and Research & Development Division
  • Viburnum, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • INT

The Doe Run Company is currently accepting resumes for Exploration/Mine Research Interns position for the summer of 2018.  

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

Over the course of the internship the student will develop practical experience in duties/tasks related to exploration geology.

Work Plan

  • Log and sample underground diamond drill core. Gain knowledge on process involved in core logging and sampling; gain insight on the geology of the Viburnum Trend.
  • Work on projects involving historical exploration data consisting of digitizing and analyzing historical data.
  • Work surface to drill foreman to review site remediation plans and to review habitat improvements.
  • Interact with multi-disciplines to accomplish tasks.
  • Write report on Project and present findings to management.


Guidelines for Academic Background

  • Completion of sophomore year or above in a Bachelor's of Science degree program in geology, mining, or related field.
  • Major Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).


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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