London – 28 April 2021: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is pleased to announce applications are now open for its 2021 paid internship programme, one of WIM UK’s signature initiatives to promote mining as a career for women. This year Altus Strategies and Golden Star Resources are seeking to place a total of four interns. Applications will be open until 16th May and the internships are set to commence in July for a period of 6-8 weeks. To apply, please go here.
This year, Altus Strategies, a project and royalty generator focused on developing projects across Africa, is looking for an Exploration Geologist at its offices in Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK. Golden Star Resources, a gold mining company with a producing underground mine on the prolific Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana, is looking for three interns. The available internships at Golden Star are for an Exploration Geologist, a Plant Metallurgist, and a Mining Engineer who will all be based at the company’s mine in Wassa, Ghana. The Golden Star internships are open to both women based out of the UK as well as Ghana.
Alex Buck, Managing Director at WIM UK, says, “We are delighted to be offering four paid internships this year with our partners Golden Star and Altus Strategies. This is the third year we’ve been running our internship scheme which offers young women the opportunity to explore this sector and help them gain valuable work experience, with the ultimate aim of encouraging them to join the industry and help to diversify it further.”
The deadline to apply is 16th May 2021. For more information on the internships and to apply, please visit the internship page here. You can also read about last year’s interns Olivia Gubbins (2020 Altus intern), Benedicte Nzolantima (2020 Golden Star intern), Katy Relph (2020 Golden Star intern) and their experiences.
About Women in Mining UK (WIM UK)
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These includes a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, an internship programme, a partnership with Women on Boards, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identify inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.
Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or location. For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website: www.womeninmining.org.uk.
Women in Mining UK Contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495 969