IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council

IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council

Madrid, Ríos Rosas 23, Spain


The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public research institution in Spain and one of the most renowned institutions in the European Research Area (ERA). It is affiliated to the Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Secretary General for Research. IGME is the Spanish Geological and Mining institute, an institute embedded into CSIC. The main mission of IGME is to provide the State Administration, the Autonomous Regions Administrations and the general society, with precise knowledge and information regarding the Earth Sciences and related technologies for any development on the Spanish territory. The functions of IGME are: Studies, analysis and research in the field of Earth Sciences and Technologies. Generation of basic scientific knowledge. Information, technical-scientific assistance and advice to public administrations, economic agents and society in general, concerning geology, hydrogeology, geoenvironmental sciences, geological resources and minerals. Interdisciplinary relations with other areas of knowledge, contributing to the best understanding of the territory and of the processes that form and modify it, to the sustainable use of its resources and the conservation of the geological and hydrogeological heritage.

Internship possibilities

  • IGME-CSIC The Spanish Geological and Mining Institute -Spanish National Research Council
  • Madrid
  • Ríos Rosas 23
  • Spain
VAT Number
  • Q2818002D
Status of organization
  • Public
Type of organisation
  • Research organisation
Organisation acts primarily in the following raw materials sectors
  • Mining
  • Geo-sciences and geotechnology
  • Recycling
  • Other
  • https://www.igme.es/
  • Isabel Pino de Juana
E-mail address
  • i.pino@igme.es
Which months can the internships take place?
  • May 2023
  • June 2023
  • July 2023
  • August 2023
  • September 2023
  • October 2023
  • November 2023
  • December 2023
What is the preferred duration of the internship?
  • 1 month
  • 3 months
Open positions for internships in this year
  • 5
We accept
  • International students
  • National students
  • EIT Labelled students
  • SinREM
  • Amir
  • Emerald
Internship location
  • Spain
  • Madrid
  • Ríos Rosas 23
During the internship, company is able to offer to the intern(s):
  • None of the above
Is field work included?
  • Yes
Is laboratory work included?
  • Yes
Preferred educational background of the intern(s)
  • mining
  • geology
  • ecology/biology
  • chemistry
  • waste management
  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • environmental engineering
Interns assignments/tasks
  • There are 5 open positions for internship: 2 vacancies for: Recovery of raw materials from acid drainage through mineral precipitation ( supervisor: Esther Santofimia) Studies on seabed minerals and their associated strategic and critical raw materials ( Supervisors:Francisco Javier Gonzalez Sanz) 2 vacancies for: Application of EGMS products to the study of ground movements induced by extreme weather phenomena during the period 2009 - 2020 in different mining areas of Spain ( Supervisor: Juan Lopez-Vinielles) Modeling and simulation application for the analysis of slope stability in open pit mines and quarries ( Supervisor: Roberto Sarro) 1 vacancy for: 3D modeling and 4D numerical simulation of geological, geophysical and petrophysical data of saline cavities and by-products with added value of brines (Supervisor: Emilio Pueyo)
  • Emilio Pueyo
About supervisors
  • Javier Gonzalez has 20 years´ experience from the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME-CSIC). PhD in geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of seabed ferromanganese deposits. He has been coordinator of the H2020 GeoERA-MINDeSEA project, mapping the metallogeny and critical raw materials potential of seabed minerals in pan-European seas. Since 2004, he collaborates with a number of research institutions on several projects in the Iberian continental margins, Canary Islands, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Baltic Sea, South China Sea, Cocos-Nazca Ridge and South Shetland Islands and Scotia Sea (Antarctica). Oriented to national and international career with responsibility for marine minerals mapping and research in the framework of Europe, Iberoamerican countries and the International Seabed Authority. His main research interests include marine mineral deposits, critical raw materials, sustainability and energy transition. // Esther Santofimia is PhD in Geological Sciences (UCM). During 20 years, she has working in Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME-CSIC). She is specialized in mine waters and limnology. Since 2013 she is collaborating in Marine Geology, studying geobiochemical processes of hydrothermal vents, in the search for critical elements of high economic interest. She has participated in several oceanographic campaigns (Antarctica, Canary Islands and in the Atlantic ridge and Azores). Hers research experience is developed in the characterization of pollutants in acid mine drainages (AMDs), studying waters quality, quantifying affected rivers, natural attenuation in streams and rivers, the characterization of source areas where are generated AMDs and their relation with climatic parameters, and studies of precipitates. This line of research include, remediation, critical raw materials and biomining. // Juan López Vinielles is a researcher at the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (CN IGME-CSIC). He graduated in Geological Engineering in 2014 from the School of Mines of Madrid (ETSIME UPM) and obtained a Master's degree in Mining Engineering from ESTIME UPM in 2016. In 2017, he worked for FCC (a Spanish civil engineering company) in Saudi Arabia, and later in 2018, he joined CN IGME-CSIC. In June 2022, he defended his thesis, which focused on the application of satellite radar interferometry (InSAR) techniques to the study of ground movements induced by mining. // Roberto Sarro Trigueros is a Mining Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2009), and PhD in Engineering of Materials, Structures and Land program: Sustainable Construction, at the University of Alicante, Spain, (2019). His professional career has been entirely in the field of R&D, both in the Public Administration and private sector. He has been working in companies as FCC Construction, Ayming Group and Novain Business Consulting, for 4 years doing not only scientific research but also administrative tasks such as proposal preparation and financial management of international (EU and Latin America) and national R&D projects. Since 2011, he works as researcher at Geological Survey of Spain (IGME-CSIC) and his main research interests include: 3D rockfall modelling, statistical analysis to geohazard assessment, and the use of remote sensing techniques (UAV) for evaluation of the impact of geohazards in urban areas. Francisco Javier Gonzalez Sanz// Esther Santomifia// Roberto Sarro// Juan Lopez-Vinielles// Emilio Pueyo
Interview with the candidates
  • Yes
Students with disabilities
  • Yes