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Title:  2023 School Year Internship - Human Resources - Executive Compensation and Benefits - Remote

Requisition ID:  126183

New Orleans, LA, US, 70112

Category:  Intern
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Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum.


Freeport-McMoRan’s internship program has been referred to as one of the top programs in the mining industry. By providing access to top minds and technology in mining today, our structured internship will provide you the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career. Our internship program is tailored to full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university and recent graduates in North America.  Non-summer Internships are temporary part-time or full-time paid positions.


Please note: At the sole discretion of the company, this position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time from anywhere within the United States, except California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma as well as other states based on business factors. This position may require occasional travel to the New Orleans corporate office and/or site locations throughout the United States.


We are seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Total Rewards Intern to join our team and assist with both executive compensation and benefits programs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with our Total Rewards team, gaining hands-on experience in formulating compensation package recommendations for executives, as well as supporting various aspects of our benefits program. This internship offers a unique blend of executive compensation and benefits exposure, providing valuable insights into the strategic and operational aspects of total rewards.

  • Collaborate with the Total Rewards team to develop compensation package recommendations for executives, including new hires and job changes.
  • Assist in conducting market research and data analysis to support executive compensation decisions.
  • Assist in the preparation and analysis of annual compensation surveys and benchmarking exercises.
  • Support the administration of executive compensation programs, including annual reviews and incentive plans.
  • Work closely with the benefits team to facilitate the administration and communication of our benefits programs.
  • Support the implementation of new benefits initiatives and wellness programs.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of benefits providers, exploring options to enhance our current offerings.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of compensation and benefits policies and procedures.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in executive compensation and benefits.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Human Resources or Business discipline or closely related field; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Human Resources, Business or closely related field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with professionalism and integrity.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or strong interest in executive compensation principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with benefits administration and an understanding of different benefit types (health, retirement, etc.).



  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work is in an office, mine, or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of t he workday
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug / alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre- employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable state laws


The estimated pay range for this role is currently $18.00 - $23.40/hour. Individual pay rates will be based on level of education and relevant experience.


Safety/Work Conditions:

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery, or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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