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Title:  2022 Non-Summer/Summer Internship - Business Development - Remote

Requisition ID:  113263

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Intern

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 or recently graduated. 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 Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations throughout the United States. To that end, please be aware that under Freeport-McMoRan’s current COVID-19 protocol, employees who are entering a corporate office location or traveling by air for business must be fully vaccinated and submit proof that they are fully vaccinated prior to entry or travel approval unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.



Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties, which could include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct mining industry research. Prepare reports and market updates related to the international mining business for including public market valuations, share performance, copper production and projects, M&A and mining industry developments and research reports.
  • Review and/or prepare analysis and interpret results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to complex valuation and life of mine models.
  • Assist Business Development Director or Manager with management of corporate and government affairs, including the promotion and development of mining law reforms internationally, preparing management presentations for industry stakeholders, and reviewing/preparing corporate communication with government authorities, Mining Association, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist Business Development Director or Manager with managing business transactions, including due diligence and coordinating with multiple discipline teams, including legal, financial and technical personnel on project evaluation, execution and integration processes. Support management of international business relations of company’s strategic partners.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled in an appropriate Bachelor's degree program at an accredited four-year university; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with an appropriate Bachelor's degree; OR
  • Full-time student currently enrolled in a Masters of Business Administration or Economics program at an accredited university
  • Skills to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Computer skills to use databases to research, maintain and update records and files


  • None


  • 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
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator and internal staircase
  • Occasionally work may be performed in a mine, outdoor 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
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • 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 allowed by applicable State laws

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.

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