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Nevada Gold Mines

Supply Chain Intern

June - September 2021 • Elko, NV

What I liked

PLenty of exposure to many new experiences and an exciting new field of work. The employees are funny and generally willing to help.

What I wish was different

Lack of training on most tasks given to you to perform. Living in Elko is not fun at all. Not that much feedback or support while you are expected to perform.

Advice

Make sure you are assigned to have your internship where you want and not some other department of the company.
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Human Resources Intern

May - December 2020 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I had an incredible mentor, people were nice, and I got a lot of experiences to learn and to try new things. I was given a lot of autonomy in my role, but also direction.

What I wish was different

Maybe explore more areas within the HR department, I work all of my time with the Recruiting Team. They told me that if I wanted to explore more things I should tell them, and I looking back I never did tell them.

Advice

Over all it was a great experience for me and the kind of person I am, if you don't mind moving to a small city far away from other cities then this is a perfect opportunity to gain experience, they also sponsor international students so you should see if there is a place for you there.
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Cybersecurity

June - August 2020 • Winnemucca, NV

What I liked

Picked up a lot of new skills

What I wish was different

The hours were very stressful

Advice

You may have to do something that you may not like and that’s not a bad thing, as long as you are growing and learning as a person!
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Hydrology Intern

May - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I enjoyed the variety of projects I was able to work on and how helpful and supportive the full time employees were.

What I wish was different

I loved my job and have no complaints.

Advice

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geology intern

May - August 2019 • Winnemucca, NV

What I liked

My coworkers were awesome and trained me well on projects assigned to me.

What I wish was different

If you're married, they won't provide housing for your spouse.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions during your internship.
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Industrial Hygienist

May - August 2019 • Battle Mountain, NV

What I liked

Paid 25 hr. Gave a $1000 for relocation, learned a ton about the mining industry, did tons for IH sampling, employees were amazing, fun working around really large equipment. Single interns get housing.

What I wish was different

If you are married you need to find your own housing. Commute can be long if you live in one of the bigger towns.

Advice

Amazing if one is interested in going into the mining industry or IH.
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Resource Geologist

June - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

Hands-on job experience working with Maptek Vulcan and touring the different parts of the mine to see what role geology played.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more balance between time in the office and being outside

Advice

Be eager to learn and ask lots of questions. Adopt a safety mindset right away.
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Industrial Hygienist Intern

May - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to not only learn about and practice industrial hygiene, but also to learn about mining and become familiar with the process.

What I wish was different

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Environmental Intern

June - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

Good experience and money, free housing

What I wish was different

More relevant experience to my major

Advice

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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I was given a lot of latitude to make my own decisions and make improvements.

What I wish was different

More defined intern projects and faster communication with management.

Advice

No matter what you're doing, take initiative and make the experience your own. Try to add value beyond just doing what you're told.
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Contracts Administrator Intern

May - August 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

Elko, Nevada is a huge change of scenery to someone who has spent most or the entirety of their life in cities. It gives you a new and exciting chance to experience a different type of job role. A little more hands on, a little farther out of the way, or underneath the ground in a mine some days.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I had a great experience.

Advice

You don't have to know or understand gold mining or the industry. A passion and wanting to learn is more than enough, a lot can be experienced even just over a summer.
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator

January 2017 • Golconda, NV

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be sure that you understand the requirements of the position; time requirements, safety and handling requirements etc. If you take it into all into account and understand you job, then its a great place to work.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - July 2019 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I was given a lot of autonomy and support for my bosses. It was a great experience because they let me take initiative.

What I wish was different

I was there in the middle of the JV and they weren't really prepared to have interns.

Advice

Be proactive and try to set yourself apart from the other interns by working hard.
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safety and health intern

June - August 2018 • Carlin, NV

What I liked

my co-workers

What I wish was different

More work to do

Advice

It is a good company, and they care about their employees. Taught me a lot about the minig commnity.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Winnemucca, NV

What I liked

A good company to get some experience working with an international company. I was able to learn a lot about the maintenance department, and how Barrick keeps all their pieces of equipment up and running.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to do a little bit of designing.

Advice

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Environmental Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Elko, NV

What I liked

I liked the diversity in work I received

What I wish was different

Communication from HR could have been better

Advice

Be prepared for a gnarly schedule
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Supply Chain Intern

May - July 2018 • Elko, NV

What I liked

The accommodations for students and safety tracing were excellent. As an intern, I had the opportunity to work on a project with a real impact.

What I wish was different

I personally wish it were in a different location, as Elko is not the friendliest town. However, you can’t really change where the gold is.

Advice

Be prepared for long and hard work days. It won’t be a fun summer in Elko, but you’ll learn a lot and be compensated handsomely.
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Blast Crew Intern

June - August 2018 • Crescent Valley, NV

What I liked

Everything I learned was new and would set me apart from other students in my field.

What I wish was different

I applied for an engineering internship, but being on the blast crew was unrelated and an extreme amount of labor.

Advice

It was helpful to know what operations does in a mine setting and would give me a good background to be a better engineer when I graduate.
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Process Engineer Intern

May - July 2018 • Elko, NV

What I liked

Great experience and pay. Housing was also provided.

What I wish was different

Wish I had been given more responsibility and work while there.

Advice

Talk the the full time employees to learn about the company and the place you are working at.
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Process Reliability Intern

June - August 2018 • Elko, NV

What I liked

This internship had a lot to provide in terms of projects that would and could potentially make the company's production smoother and more efficient. I worked on three projects over the summer that help the mechanical side of the mine.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all. This was an amazing experience that really showed me what the real world applications for a mechanical engineer.

Advice

Never stop asking questions
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