Gold Rush Summer Intern - Environment and Permitting

Date: Nov 16, 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


We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Summer Intern to join our team in the Environment & Permitting area. The successful candidate will work closely with our Environment & Permitting, and ESGs teams to support our organization's sustainability efforts and commitment to responsible business practices. This is a great opportunity for a student interested in gaining practical experience in the field of ESG reporting and contributing to the success of our organization.


Job Responsibilities


  • Assist in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data related to various ESG factors such as waste management, water management and biodiversity.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather relevant information from different departments and sites within the organization to ensure accurate and comprehensive ESG reporting.
  • Conduct research on industry best practices and emerging trends in ESG reporting to help identify areas of improvement and innovation.
  • Assist in the preparation of ESG reports, presentations, and other communication materials for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings and discussions related to ESG strategy and initiatives, providing input and suggestions based on research and analysis.
  • Contribute to the identification and tracking of key performance indicators (KPIs) for ESG programs and projects.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of ESG-related targets and goals, ensuring progress is measured and reported accurately.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the organization's ESG databases and platforms, ensuring data integrity and accessibility.
  • Stay informed about relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and disclosure guidelines related to ESG reporting.


Minimum Requirements


  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in sustainability, environmental sciences, business administration, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in and familiarity with ESG reporting, sustainability, and responsible business practices.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to collect, interpret, and synthesize information from various sources.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools, such as Microsoft Excel or similar software, is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Detail-oriented mindset, with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a diverse team environment.
  • Familiarity with ESG reporting is a plus.
  • Knowledge of relevant sustainability and ESG-related regulations, guidelines, and industry standards is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


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.