Palabora Mining Internship 2020

Palabora Mining Company, the country’s only refined copper producer, is calling on qualified graduates to submit their applications to qualify for its Internship Programmes for 2020.

Operating since 1956, Palabora Mining Company, or PMC, has produced more than 2.7 million tons of refined copper with its associated power plants and open-pit copper mine. The mining company is JSE-listed and supplies most of the country’s copper needs. PMC has a  refined copper output of more than 60,000 tons a year.

As the largest refined copper producer in South Africa, PMC employs close to 2,200 individuals operating in the company’s expansive block cave copper mine as well as a smelter complex. Until just recently, PMC has established US$410M underground mine with a daily production output of 30,000 tons.

Palabora Mining Internship

PMC’s multi-discipline internship programme is suitable for applicants who already hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree with no actual work experience. Graduates of the following study fields are eligible to join the internship progrmmes:

  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Mine Surveying
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Total Quality Management/Quality Management
  • Public Relations
  • Safety Management/Occupational Health and Safety

Who should apply?

Applicants must be able to satisfy the following minimum requirements to be considered eligible to join this internship opportunity:

  • Must hold a B Tech or Bachelor’s Degree related to the fields of study listed earlier
  • A South African citizen with valid identification documents
  • Has no working commitments
  • Does not have an active criminal record

How do I apply?

If you meet the minimum eligibility requirements and would like to push through with the application process, click the link below to access the programme’s online application process.

Be sure to prepare the following document requirements prior to applying online:

  • Full scholastic record
  • Proof of South African residence
  • A certified true copy of valid South African ID
  • A comprehensive resume (1 page)

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is set on 12 February 2020. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will receive feedback about their application. If no feedback is received by the 28th of February 2020, kindly consider the application as unsuccessful.

Contact Information

Click here to view the Palabora Mining Internship Programme 2020 advert.


  • What is the duration of the internship?
    This internship will run for a period of 24 months and in a temporary capacity.
  • Where will the internship take place?
    Successful interns will be stationed in PMC’s Phalaborwa facility in Limpopo


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