Metallurgy Intern (Summer 2024)

Date:  Sep 12, 2023

Denver, 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.

About this role

What will you be responsible for?


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).

As an intern, you will be responsible for implementing a specific metallurgical project, as well as supporting the day-to-day activities of the department. The exact projects will be established according to your availability, interest, skills, and experience, in addition to the specific business needs. 

Your role will consist of

Here is a snapshot of what your day to day will look like:


  • Research into topics including: Mineral Processing, Comminution, and/or Hydrometallurgical processing.
  • General support to the metallurgical team for sample preparation, process testing execution, data entry, analysis and reporting.
  • Possible Work Rotation: General introduction to the Newmont Metallurgical Services capabilities (Mineralogy, Analytical, Water and Metallurgy) as a means of providing a holistic view.

Your training, skills, and experience checklist

Here is what we would need to see from you!

Undergraduate students preferred, graduating in December 2024 or later –(ie: Bachelor’s or Master’s in Metallurgical/Chemical Engineering or Mineral Processing). May consider other similar disciplines.

Experience in mining and/or passion to learn about the hard-rock mining industry preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
•    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.
•    Valid work authorization to work in the United States for this position.

Working conditions and location

Where you will be located!


This internship is based at our corporate laboratory in Englewood, CO. It is possible some travel may be required to one or more of Newmont’s sites. There is ample opportunity for internal networking within our company.

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 salary range offered for this role is $22.88 (Freshman) - 41.60 (PHD). 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: Denver