Programs & Events

Student Programs & Events

Unleash your potential with Doe Run Internships.

Did you know mining is a thriving Missouri industry? Did you also know the number of jobs in the mining industry is growing? Mining will need 50,000 new professionals by 2019.

That’s why Doe Run invests in developing our next generation of leaders, and it starts early with students like you. We’re proud to help students discover where their education can take them, through Doe Run internships, summer job programs, experiential learning opportunities and networking events with our company’s leaders. Whether you are interested in attending a career fair or recruitment events or want to learn more about employment while you are still a student, we’ve likely got a program you’ll be interested in.

Did you know mining is a thriving Missouri industry? Did you also know the number of jobs in the mining industry is growing? Mining will need 50,000 new professionals by 2019.

Ways We Support Students:

  • College Internship Program
  • Student Study and Experiential Learning Program
  • Summer Jobs Program
  • Student Scholarships
  • SME Conference Sponsorship
  • Career Fairs Participation
  • Supporting Technical and Trade School Events and Programs
  • Supporting Local Grade Schools Through Minerals Education
  • Empowering our employees to share their expertise and experiences through serving on various boards and speaking with students. Collaborate with education providers to give curriculum guidance, share industry best practices and assist with the incorporation of meaningful programs for students to enhance learning.

Take a deeper dive into some of our programs below.

Programs

Doe Run Internships

Our paid internship program offers hands-on mining, engineering and business operations experience. Typical openings are for Mining, Metallurgical, Geology, Environmental, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students or positions that support our business operations, such as: Human Resources, Public Relations and Communications, and IT teams. Internships are posted before the Fall Semester and filled in time for you to plan your summer.

We set you up for success by providing a detailed plan with daily tasks, development activities and project work. Interns love to present final projects and their ideas to the Doe Run Leadership Team. Not only are you being mentored by industry experts, but you may get to live and work with other students who can help you gain new perspectives and build lasting friendships.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have completed at least one year in a relevant undergraduate program.
  • Be available by the beginning of June through early- to mid-August.
  • Be available to work up to 40 hrs/wk; typically during the summer semester.
  • Be able and willing to commute to the required location on a daily basis.

Summer Jobs Program

Need a summer job? Join us at Doe Run! We provide local students with summer work opportunities helping our operations teams. These jobs are typically filled by employee referrals. Our summer helpers learn a great deal about work ethic, integrity, attention to detail and follow-through while tackling day-to-day tasks to support maintenance, operations, and administrative and other teams.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be available by the beginning of June through early- to mid-August.
  • Be available to work up to 40 hrs/wk; typically during the summer semester.
  • Be able and willing to commute to the required location on a daily basis.

Student Study Program

This guided study program provides experiential learning for local students on real-world Doe Run projects over the course of two consecutive semesters. The Student Study Program is individualized to each student who comes to Doe Run, as well as the projects we have available. We work with you to understand your university requirements and how your goals fit Doe Run’s needs. This typically includes university-approved projects, student recommendations, evaluations by the university and Doe Run supervision, mentoring, and guidance toward the student’s end project goals. In some cases, you’ll receive college credit for your experience.

Here’s what it takes to be eligible:

  • Completed four semesters of college coursework and pursuing relevant degree as defined by the opportunity.
  • Be available to work 20 hrs/wk (days vary depending on the opportunity) for two consecutive semesters.
  • Willingness and ability to commute daily to our specified location, no relocation provided.
  • Desired knowledge of concepts relating to opportunity.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft® Office products and knowledge of relevant systems are highly preferred.
  • Requires HR/Technical phone interview to ensure fit.

Student Testimonials

“My mentor had a project all lined up for me when I got there. The project really pushed and challenged me to go outside my comfort zone. I would highly recommend my mentor for any future mining interns that come to Doe Run.”

Hunter Strope, 2018 Intern

Events

We love to connect with you on-site at universities and technical schools, alumni events, conferences, and more. When we have an opportunity to support students, educators, alumni and industry experts we get involved. This sets us apart as an innovator and industry leader. We hope you stop by to talk to about Doe Run internships and other student programs at the next event at your school. View Our List of Upcoming Events.


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