Spring 2021 Lithium Exploration Internship

Reno, Nevada (US)
Monthly stipend of $3,000
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 11, 2020
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost


Lithium Americas Corporation is hiring one paid intern to carry out exploration work in Spring 2021 (approximate length of employment expected to be from February – April 2021). The successful applicant will work with the Lithium Americas geological exploration team to characterize the geology of potential sedimentary resources in the United States. Internship responsibilities will include: (1) extensive field geological mapping work; (2) sample collection, preparation, and geochemical analysis; (3) GIS desktop mapping; (4) synthesis of field and geochemical data; and (5) writing reports. During mapping campaigns, the intern will be performing field work in a variety of temperatures and weather conditions. Outdoor camping will often be required during these campaigns. A monthly stipend of $3,000 and relocation expenses will be provided.

Qualifications and Other Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Earth science and be working towards (or recently completed) a graduate degree in economic geology, sedimentary geology, volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, structural geology, or a related discipline. Experience with field mapping and GIS systems is required. The successful applicant must be comfortable with operating heavy machinery.

Given ongoing international travel restrictions due to COVID-19, applicants must reside in the U.S. in order to be considered for this position.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should fill out the Spring 2021 Exploration Internship Application Form on the Lithium Americas website, https://www.lithiumamericas.com/contact/careers/. Please fill out all portions of the application form, and attach your cover letter and CV in PDF format. Email the application form, cover letter, and CV as a single PDF document to hr@lithiumamericas.com.

Additional Information

Applications must be received by December 11, 2020. Interviews will take place the week of December 14, 2020. We expect to make our decision by December 31, 2020.

For additional information or inquiries, please contact Lithium Americas' Lead Global Exploration Geologist, Tom Benson at tom.benson@lithiumamericas.com.

Lithium Americas is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.