Gold Rush Summer Intern - Community Relations

Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date May 2024

Contract 4 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


Contribute to ongoing efforts in Community Relations, Sustainability and ESG, and reporting, including production of innovative narratives and graphics showing how responsible mining generates positive health and community outcomes, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.


Job Responsibilities


  • Review socio-economic and perception studies produced by consultants for Kinross operations, plus publicly available reports and databases regarding human development.
  • Analyze data and produce innovative graphics which help tell the story about the outcomes of responsible mining.
  • Produce compelling narratives which, combined with graphics, provide the foundation for communications products to be used by the company.
  • Contribute to standardization of a Kinross approach towards measuring, compilation and reporting on community-based outcomes.
  • Provide support for Sustainability and ESG reporting efforts.
  • Support Kinross sites as needed.
  • Other Community Relations tasks as assigned.


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience


  • Currently enrolled in the University of Toronto Master of Science in Sustainability Management Class or a 2nd - 4th year undergraduate student at a Canadian university. Applicants may come from any area of study. 
  • Applicants are encouraged to show their academic and non-academic experiences which have encouraged critical thought on topics related to dialogue, development, resource extraction, and improvement of community well-being




  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing office applications
  • Up to date knowledge about Sustainability, including key society issues and how these affect the corporate sector
  • Strong knowledge of socio-economic data analysis and graphics
  • Ability to read French and/or Portuguese would be a plus



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.