Student Jobs and Co-ops

Phys 213 Lab Course Teacher Assistant

Each semester students of many disciplines in engineering and science are required to participate in a lab course, subsequently enrolling in the core science required Phys 213 course. These labs require a student employee to assemble, instruct, supervise, and grade the students’ lab reports and write-ups. If you are interested in becoming a TA, please contact Dr. Xinhua Bai to discuss possible openings. These positions are available to both graduate and undergraduate students of many scientific disciplines and require a fundamental knowledge of the physical concepts of classical mechanics, optics, electromagnetism, and circuits.

Tech Learning Center (TLC) Tutor

Physics can prove to be a difficult subject for just about anyone. If you feel you have a competent grasp of the subject and would like to help other students in their coursework, please contact Tom Mahon at to set up an interview, or inquire about positions at the TLC office, located in the basement of the library. 

Through cooperative education (co-ops) and internships, School of Mines students have many opportunities to apply their education to "real world" work experiences. Students are employed by industry and government agencies in positions related to Physics. Students may gain 1-3 hours of academic credit for their co-op or internship experience upon department approval. Students registered for co-op courses keep their full-time student status during the semester they are on co-op. All Mines students are encouraged to have relevant work or research experience prior to graduation. Co-ops are often 6-8 months (semester + summer). Internships are usually for the summer or part-time during the school year. However, the terms are used interchangeably by employers. 

For questions regarding co-op opportunities within the Physics department, please contact the co-op advisor, Dr. Robert Corey


Dr. Robert Corey
(605) 394-2362