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Title:  2022 Summer Internship - Social Responsibility and Community Development

Requisition ID:  52283

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 and recent graduates in North America. Internships are temporary full-time paid positions and typically run from May through August.


Please note: This internship has the potential to work remotely up to 100% of the time and may require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations. This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, Illinois, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York as well as other states based on business factors.


Under general supervision, assists with variety of potential projects (depending upon specific assignment). 

Major Responsibilities May Include: 

  • Assisting in researching best practices and benchmarking corporate social responsibility programs, standards and policies
  • Assisting the Social Responsibility and Community Development Team in the development of an improved system and procedure for tracking and reporting social investment expenditures globally 
  • Supporting ongoing programs such as the Native American Scholarship Program, the DreamBuilder and DreamCatcher women’s entrepreneurship training programs, and school outreach programs
  • Assist in partner research related to new program development
  • Supporting the development of communications materials (flyers, newsletter stories, fact sheets, presentations, etc.) as well as a social media communications plan and accompanying procedures/processes for the department to work in partnership with the Corporation Communications department
  • Collecting/compiling information and program examples from the company’s global sites related to key global social initiatives such as education, women’s development, economic empowerment, and climate change adaptation
  • Assisting in the development of standard advertisements to be used for community outreach purposes on key topics 
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of various employee engagement initiatives  (employee volunteerism, United Way campaign, community event sponsorships, etc.) 
  • Providing support on other department tasks as needed/requested


Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Social Sciences discipline or closely related field, OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Social Sciences discipline or closely related field
  • Ability to communicate effectively, oral and written, in English 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Ability to work on projects independently



  • 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
  • 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 the 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

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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