Welcome to our 2017 Summer Interns

For the past several years GeoStabilization has hosted summer interns in our highly competitive program.  With an application process that is quite rigorous, our historical 5% acceptance rate means that getting into GeoStabilization International’s internship program is more competitive than being admitted to the freshman class at Harvard University.  All internship positions are paid assignments that allow interns to travel to job sites across the continent to get a first-hand understanding of design-build geotechnical contracting.  Our interns are designated a mentor who assigns them technical projects, monitors their progress, and gives them feedback on their efforts.  While this year’s positions are filled, interested participants for future spots should contact our Chris Harris at 970-773-1661 or chris.harris@gsi.us for next year’s selection process. 

I’d like to introduce this year’s participants: Riley WindsorEanan Gidley, Jeff HamlinNate DummerthJenna RitchieRobert Huber and Luis Aguirre.


Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Riley Windsor is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering with focus in Geotechnics with one semester remaining at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously, he worked as a summer Geotechnical intern for Rio Tinto Borates at a mine in Boron, California.  There Riley monitored benches, ran analysis on pit slopes, and helped redesign a more stable excess soil dump for the mine.  A varsity athlete, he is a member of Missouri S&T’s NCAA Division 2 soccer team. In his spare time, Riley enjoys biking, hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding, and being outdoors with friends.


Eanan Gidley is enrolled at Iowa State University.  He is working toward his undergraduate degree in Construction Engineering along with a minor in Geology.  In addition to his studies, Eanan is a Teaching Assistant (TA) for the “ConE 322: Construction Equipment and Heavy Construction Methods” class.  In this capacity, he manages day-to-day class organization, grading, test creation, and has office hours where students can receive one-on-one instruction on material for which they need assistance.


Jeff Hamlin is currently in his final year of graduate school at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering; he also earned a Bachelor and Master degree in Geology from NAU.  His engineering interests lie within the geotechnical and structural realms. Prior to returning to school, Jeff worked as an Operations Geologist in the energy industry while living in Denver and Dallas. Jeff lives in Flagstaff, Arizona where in his free time he enjoys rock climbing and mountain biking.


Robert Huber is second year intern with Geostabilization and is a graduate of Radford University with a BS in geology. Robert’s time at Radford was spent working closely with Dr. Skip Watts who helped steer him into an interest in rockfall and landslides and using UAVs to study them. This school year, Robert started a MS program for geological engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  Recently Robert was conferred AEG’s prestigious Marliave Scholar; an award given to the association’s most outstanding student.  His hobbies include pretty much anything outdoorsy, including mountain biking and fly-fishing.


Luis Aguirre is a fleet intern working out of the Kentucky warehouse where he is assisting in tracking down equipment scattered across the country using Geotab. Luis is a nineteen-year-old sophomore who studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he plans on majoring in Finance and earning his MBA in five years.  He enjoys various outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding.


Nate Dummerth is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  Currently, Nate is enrolled in the University of Missouri’s Civil Engineering Master of Science program and is pursuing a geotechnical emphasis.  When not studying, he enjoys traveling, snowboarding, water skiing, and wakeboarding.


Originally from New Jersey, Jenna Ritchie attends Virginia Tech and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical engineering focus. Jenna loves all things outdoors including mountain biking and running.


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