Analyst Intern - ESG (16 months)

Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date May 2024

Contract 16 months

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work


Who We Are


Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC). 


Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council. 


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Purpose of Role


The analyst intern will support current business needs, which may vary over the course of the internship. A successful intern should be flexible and eager to take on new and different tasks to support the business and expand their learning opportunities. The following is a list of areas where the business commonly needs support.    

This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to different disciplines within the company and also gain site experience or preparation for a role at site. Additionally, working from our corporate office gives you context about our sites and how they all tie in to the broader portfolio, and impact shareholders and the market. The teams you will be working with are engaged and high-performing, and include approachable people from all walks of life. They are very hands-on and take mentorship seriously, so you will receive a lot of support, guidance, and training to gain the skills you need to get the job done. By the end of your internship, you will have developed tangible business skills that will help you get the most out of your final year(s) of university and set a meaningful foundation for your career post-graduation.


Job Responsibilities


In this role, our Analyst Intern - ESG will:


  • Respond to a variety of internal and / or external requests, to compile data relevant for decision making and business case preparations. 
  • Collect and analyze ESG data and research, summarizing findings in a structured format.
  • Work collaboratively with site, regional, and corporate teams.
  • Participate in the development of communication materials to share progress and challenges with management as required.


Support business case development:


  • Support the development of business cases for investment decisions, including preparation and/or validation of analysis to ensure accuracy.
  • As needed, work closely with the other teams in the Operations Strategy department (e.g., Strategic Business Planning, Technical Services, Energy) or other corporate functions (e.g., Finance, HR, Legal, etc.)

Work closely with the Projects Group in completing Scoping, Pre-feasibility, or Feasibility studies:


  • Works closely with key functional areas and others to map stakeholders and their interests and priorities with respect to ESG. 
  • Provide support in Monitoring, understanding, and reporting on the current state and upcoming business priorities which may influence ESG matters. Administer a system to assess and prioritize high level risks, opportunities and issues to determine key ESG areas of focus for Kinross. 
  • Provide analytical support and input into the assumptions used in project studies (e.g., mine opex, processing OPEX)
  • Work closely with the projects team in developing inputs for select sections of the studies
  • Liaise with site personnel and outside consultants to perform reviews of the select sections of the studies.
  • Perform internal and external benchmarking exercises to validate the reasonability of the assumption


Support the Strategic Business Planning Process:


  • Perform reviews of GHG data (e.g., comparisons with previous years and forecasting), creating summaries of findings in presentations. 


Support technical evaluations:


  • Support the analysis of potential investment opportunities, including data review, benchmarking and financial modelling.
  • As needed, work closely with the other teams in the Operations Strategy department (e.g., Strategic Business Planning, Technical Services, Energy) or other corporate functions (e.g., Finance, HR, Legal, etc.)


Minimum Requirements


  • 2nd or 3rd year student returning to school in 2025
  • Experience with GHG emission calculations
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver commitments on time
  • Strong academic performance with demonstrated quantitative skills
  • Extensive Excel skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience in PowerPoint is an asset
  • Knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing office applications
  • Up to date knowledge about ESG, including key societal issues and how these affect the corporate sector
  • Language skills in French, Arabic, Portuguese, or Spanish are assets, but not mandatory



Our Approach to COVID-19


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to being hired. Masks are not currently mandated in the office, however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time at its sole discretion.