Mining Engineering Student Internships CY 2015

Undergraduate Internships

Name of Student




Dulguun Tsendayush

Dal-Tile (biggest tiling company in the world)


Mining Engineering Intern – helped with geology work, min planning work, and lab work.

William Behre

Arch Coal (Thunder Basin Coal Company)

Thunder Mine – Wright, Wyoming

Process Improvement Engineering Inter – worked on many different projects dealing with cost savings, analysis of drilling and blasting efficiency, and had many opportunities to present to supervisors and work with superintendents on current mine projects.

Linnea Roth

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

Victor, CO

Worked with the survey crew and did small short-range planning tasks for the engineering department. Completed a blast fragmentation study for the Drill and Blast engineer.

Jordan Oxborrow

Helca Mining Company

Mullan, ID

Geotechnical intern (seismic monitoring, ground control)

Brandon Gill


San Francisco, CA

In charge of product management and product development. Ran sales demonstrations of the Alight software (mining financial optimization software) and helped existing customers with tech support. Also offered a position as the Product Manager starting in January.

Thomas Hirsh

Lhoist North America, Crab Orchard and Anderson Mines


Developing and implementing a roof fall risk rating system as well as assisting with repair work on a pillar that had partially failed.

Stephen James Candelaria

BHP Billiton

Navajo Mine, Southwest of Farmington, NM

Production Planning Intern – Time usage modeling, mine design and sequencing and data compilation

Kevin Moran

Stillwater Mining Company

Big Timber, MT

Underground computer-aided design

Levi Rawlings

Newmont Mining Corporation

Phoenix mine site in Battle Mountain, NV

Managed contractors onsite; ensured safety and quality of work being completed. Designed bid and contract documents. Survey and design work for projects on site and in mill.

Joseph Waite

LeHigh Hanson

Irving, TX

Feasibility study of gaining access to reserves at a sand and gravel site. Included developing a budget of capital expenditures along with cash flow analyses of 36 differently phased capital scenarios.

Jacob Milleville

LeHigh Hanson

Columbus, TX

Mine engineer intern at a sand and gravel mine; duties included mine planning, safety hazard inspection, maintenance scheduling, and several small plant improvement planning projects.

Chris Oestreich

Lehigh Hanson

Bristol, TX

Plant maintenance and land resource management.

Aaron Mull

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg


Studied the construction of ventilation controls and seals in difficult-to-reach areas of the Reiche Zeche mine.  The Reiche Zeche is an 800-year-old lead-zinc-silver mine in the Erzgebirge mountains in Saxony, Germany that serves as a research, teaching and tour mine.


Graduate Internships

Name of Student




Ronan Benfica

Round Mountain Gold Corp (Kinross)

Round Mountain, NV

Build a Geotechnical Database, Survey Activities, and Cycle Time Study

Sai Tao

-Joy Global Mining Machinery

-GE China Mining Business

-Huainan, China

-Beijing, China

-Design and select shearer, AFC and crusher for an underground coal mine

-Collecting detailed data of Twentymile Mine in CO and Blackthunder in WY to prepare for director’s visit to those two mines.

Chelsea Pomeroy

Joy Global

Milwaukee, WI

Mining Applications Engineer Intern – assisted the AE team with site visits, machine audits, production and cycle time studies, and market analysis for both loading and hauling equipment.

Mario Loayza Montenegro

Newmont Mining Corporation

Greenwood Village, CO

Assigned to the Modeling Group – apply geostatistics tools to Mineral Deposits, grade and geologic simulations for quantify uncertainty and risk analysis. Resource modeling update of deposits.

Saqib Ahmad Saki

Freeport McMoRan Technology Center

Tucson, AZ

Strategic Planning Engineer (Intern) for the Strategic Planning Department

Michaelangelo Tinney

CTL Thompson

Denver, CO

Scheduling and overseeing geotechnical drilling investigations, logging samples for foundation design and compaction QA/QC.

Ankita Verma

Magnus Pacific Corporation

Holden Copper Mine Reclamation Project, Chelan, WA

Geotechnical Intern


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