Intern - Engineering

Date:  Sep 6, 2023

Cripple Creek, CO, US (United States)

Founded in 1921 and publicly traded since 1925, Newmont ( is one of the largest gold companies in the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company has approximately 24,000 employees and contractors, with the majority working at Newmont's core operations in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. Newmont is the only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index and in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont's industry leading performance is reflected through high standards in environmental management, health and safety for its employees and creating value and opportunity for host communities and shareholders.

Your Role

Intern - Engineering


  • The Cripple Creek and Victor Mine Technical Services Team is responsible for functions including survey, ore control, mine planning, drill and blast and geotechnical engineering.
  • As an intern you will have the opportunity to work with each of the technical services functions.
  • Summer intern positions begin in May 2024 and conclude in August 2024. The exact dates are flexible depending on each student’s availability and our business need. Our internships are full-time paid positions (40 hours/week).
  • There is ample opportunity for internal networking within our company.
  • As an intern, you will implement specific Mine Technical Services projects, as well as support the day-to-day activities of the technical services department. The exact projects will be established according to your availability, interest, skills, and experience, in addition to the specific business needs.

Essential Duties

  • Drill and blast: work with team to understand impacts of drill and blast on fragmentation and highwall safety
  • Ore Control: collaborate with team to understand how pattern design, loading factors, and lithology and structure contribute to blast movement by mining area
  • Mine Planning: coordinate with team to schedule mining equipment and complete pit and/or dump design projects
  • Geotechnical: connect with team to map highwalls and complete rockfall analysis
  • General support to the geotechnical, mine planning, survey or ore control teams
  • The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work; other work may also be assigned.

Training & Experience

Here is what we would need to see from you!

  • Undergraduate or Graduate students preferred, graduating in December 2024 or later – Mine Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Geology. We will consider other similar fields.
  • Experience in mining and/or passion to learn about the hard-rock mining industry preferred.
  • Strong organization, project and time management skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; comfort engaging with senior leaders and global teams.
  • Strong research methods capability and writing skills.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent.
  • Valid work authorization to work in the United States for this position.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in the specified degree program in the fall 2024 semester.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All interns are required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and background check.
  • With a strong focus on inclusion and diversity, we encourage all applicants who feel they are qualified for this role

Working Conditions

  • This internship is based at our Cripple Creek and Victor Mine in Victor, CO

We understand no candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you!

The hourly range offered for this role is $23.76-30.24, dependent on year of study. The salary range is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. The salary offer to the successful candidate will be based on job-related education, training, and/or experience.  The salary offer will not be based on a candidate’s salary history at other jobs, and by law, Newmont will not seek information about salary history, and candidates should not share such information with Newmont.   

This role will be eligible for participation in a discretionary annual bonus program, pursuant to which an employee may be awarded a percentage of their salary based on the company’s performance and their own individual performance. 

Newmont offers a competitive and inclusive benefits package to support physical, mental, financial and emotional wellbeing. This role will be eligible for the following benefits:  Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; health savings accounts; life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; short and long-term disability; defined benefit pension; 401(k) program with company match; financial planning; employee assistance program (EAP); wellbeing reimbursement program; adoption assistance; tuition reimbursement; paid holidays and paid time off; paid family leave; matching gifts; and discounts on home, auto and pet insurance.  All bonuses and benefits are subject to the applicable eligibility and program/plan terms and may be modified or terminated at Newmont’s sole discretion.

Consistent with Newmont’s values of safety and responsibility, we believe that COVID-19 vaccination, as well as other vaccinations that are required or recommended for entry into certain Newmont operating countries, protect the health and safety of Newmont’s workforce and the communities in which we work and live.  As a result, please note that Newmont requires up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination for any international travel by the workforce undertaken on behalf of the company.  In addition, other vaccinations (e.g., yellow fever vaccine) may be required for international travel to certain Newmont operating countries. Newmont will consider individual requests for exemption/reasonable accommodation by applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated due to medical reasons or other grounds protected by applicable human rights law. Newmont may update its vaccination policies/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.

Nearest Major Market: Colorado Springs