Title:  2024 Summer Internship - Environmental Science or Sustainability - Remote

Requisition ID:  128086

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

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. Internships are temporary full-time paid positions and typically run from May through August.


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.


Under general supervision, provides technical support and guidance for projects and programs for the Sustainability Department in the areas of Responsible Sourcing, Assurance, Climate Change and Human Rights.

  • Assists in conducting and recording due diligence on environmental and human rights risks in the supply chain
  • Assists in developing and maintaining datasets to record actions for various purposes
  • Assists in general activities related to assurance/audit for ICMM/Copper Mark site certifications
  • Assists in reviewing and maintaining collaboration platforms for the Sustainability Team
  • Conducts human rights or climate change related research to enable team in decision-making, including benchmarking against competitors, peers or others in the value chain
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Requirements:

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Environmental Science or Sustainability discipline or related field OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Environmental Science or related field
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
  • Possesses strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure 
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate our core values of honesty, fairness, respect, trust, and integrity



  • 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
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk. Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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


The estimated pay range for this role is currently $24.00 - $31.00/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

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