Professional Internship Program

EGSciences has different types of professional practices, assigning a variety of tasks to different types of university careers, among which we can find:

  • 1 Investigative Practices Program (IPP).
  • 2 Practices Program in Geological Map Development (GMD)
  • 3 Practices Program Natural Risk Management Area (NRM)
  • 4 Practices Program in Development of Interferometric Map of Natural Risks (InSar)
  • 5 Practices Program - Department of Geotechnical Engineering (DGE)
  • 6 Practices Program - Department of Innovation (I+D)

In the IPP, the student develops an individual investigation of a specific topic agreed with his internship supervisor in any of the company’s areas of interest (Civil Engineering, Geosciences, Mining). The final products consist of reports, presentations and videos, as well as weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line).

Those investigations that mean a contribution to the aforementioned or related disciplines will be published on the EG-Academic platform (eg-academic.com) and the author will receive support for their work.

In the GMD practices program, the intern works in a group to develop geological maps, georeferencing results, filtering, combining and operating different spectral bands of satellite images (for example, Landsat 8) in GIS software.

In this way, it is possible to differentiate geological units and represent them in a general map at a scale of 1:50,000 that has the structure and the characteristic elements of a geological map of SERNAGEOMIN.

The maps are reviewed by their practice tutor, who holds weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line). Software management requirement is requested.

The NRM area demonstrates our concern to understand and extend knowledge about natural hazards and their effects on both people and infrastructure. The Geosciences team has developed maps focused on detecting areas prone to hazards at the community-regional level. Such as landslides, rockfalls and alluviums from different regions of Chile for academic purposes, land use planning and planning/feasibility of civil works.

This is achieved through a supervised assessment, classification and weighting of geological, climatic and anthropic factors, also considering historical background in order to provide a versatile and reliable mass removal susceptibility map for use as a product.

The student in practice works in groups to develop maps that include a general scale from 1:20,000 to 1:100,000, and local information on effect zones, using the structure and characteristic elements of a SERNAGEOMIN map as a guide.The maps are reviewed by their practice tutor, who holds weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line). Software management requirement is requested.

The InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) practice program consists of a technical tool used to detect and measure displacement over time through the differences that occur in the wavelength phases of radar images from the Earth’s surface of different acquisition dates.

Unlike other techniques that are based on measurements of a few points, InSAR allows to map the ground deformation in a very large spatial area and with millimeter precision even in adverse weather conditions or at night, thus becoming an invaluable technique for companies and governments. This technique is especially useful in remote areas with difficult access and in places where risk conditions prevent or limit monitoring from the ground.

It has applications for geophysical monitoring of natural hazards, for example earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides, and in structural engineering, particularly subsidence and structural stability monitoring. Currently, EGSciences is working on the InSAR technique, aimed at studying the susceptibility of risk areas to mass removal and all possible geological risks.

The student works in groups accompanied by a practice supervisor and InSAR mentors, expanding their knowledge and innovating in this new technique. The maps are reviewed by their practice tutor, who holds weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line). Software management requirement is requested.

In the DGE, the intern directly supports the Department of Geotechnical Engineering through daily activities, including report development, spreadsheets review, create databases, support in civil works and geotechnical projects, among others. A supervisor is assigned according to the student’s profession, who holds weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line).

Finally, in the Department of Innovation (I+D) numerical modeling, data analysis, search for new technologies and their different applications to geoscience, among others, are carried out. A supervisor is assigned according to the student’s profession, who holds weekly meetings through a remote platform (on-line).

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