Graduate student Tayler Rigsby was awarded the Colorado School of Mines Master of Science Internship in March from ARCADIS. The international design, consulting, engineering and management services company partners with Mines to target graduate students interested in environmental consulting.

“Through the experience, the interns are able to directly apply and leverage their academic training and are ideally prepared for a career in the environmental industry,” explained Craig Divine, program coordinator and Colorado School of Mines alumnus.

While completing her graduate work, Rigsby will be employed part-time at ARCADIS, gaining relevant hands-on experience in a broad range of technical areas through involvement with project and client teams. She will also receive a $7,000 thesis scholarship from the company to support research and professional development associated with her graduate program. The scholarship allows Rigsby the opportunity to pursue applied research relevant to her education focus, remediation hydrology, while meeting the requirements of her program.