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The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.

Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Intern - Geologist

Job Summary

Masters level preferred


We will be drilling the first exploration phase in a new area at our Tucker Hill Mine in Lakeview, Oregon.  Project will be based in Fernley, NV but will require some travel, with another Imerys team member, to Lakeview, Oregon for core drilling and to Lompoc, California for core testing.  


At our Manufacturing plants, we transform our minerals to provide solutions and products that improve peoples’ lives. We operate across a huge range of customer markets, helping the world to make careful and effective use of precious natural resources.

Our Intern/Co-Op program provides an opportunity to apply the concepts you learned in your classes to real world experience, including:

  • How to identify various perlite mineral textures

  • How to log and sample drill core to be used for a geologic model

  • How to prepare perlite core for expansion testing

  • Learn the various laboratory tests run on expanded perlite to determine ore quality

  • How to build a geologic database for modeling purposes

  • Geologic pit mapping

  • How to write aspects of a technical report for PERC documentation purposes


What we offer you:

  • Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities

  • Continuous coaching & mentoring– We'll help you work with passionate people and also receive both formal training and mentoring from your manager

  • Visibility of Senior leaders

  • Dynamic and respectful work environment – employees are at the core; we value every individual and encourage initiatives promoting agility and work/life balance

  • Priority in selection process for Imerys Full time positions – upon successful completion of your Co-Op and university graduation, you will be given priority in hiring into full time positions

Intern/Co-Op details:

  • We provide relocation support to get you where we need you.

  • We offer competitive wages

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 


Position Type

Full time


Intern (Fixed Term)

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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