Gold Rush Summer Intern - Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Date: Nov 27, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Position Information

Start Date May 2023
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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What We Offer

  • Possible travel to one our mine sites in either Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mauritania or the United States.
  • The opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams and learn from our top leaders and high performing teams
  • The opportunity to compete in our yearly Internship Challenge and possibly win a global feature on our website. You can learn more here.
  • On-site multi-faith room, gym with showers, and wellness room
  • Snacks and drinks available for employees and guests in the Staff Lounge
  • Company sports teams that need your talent and skills – baseball, softball and volleyball

What You Will Do

Respond to a variety of internal and / or external requests, to compile data relevant for decision making and business case preparations. Collect and analyze data, 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. Work closely with the Projects Group in completing Scoping, Pre-feasibility, or Feasibility studies. Support the strategic business planning process and technical evaluations.

The Opportunity

A placement at Kinross Gold Corporation is a unique opportunity to be exposed to different disciplines within the company and to gain international experience with ESG related topics, ameliorate data and analysis skillset, and learn from various disciplines connected to ESG. 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 ESG, planning and 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.

Must Haves

  1. Registered students returning to school in 2023 in a related field.
  2. Lodgings in Toronto for the duration of the placement
  3. Attention to detail and commitment to deliver high-quality work
  4. Strong time management skills; the ability to meet multiple and competing deadlines
  5. Up to date knowledge about ESG, including key society issues and how these affect the corporate sector


Nice to Haves

  1. Language skills in French, Arabic, Portuguese, or Spanish
  2. Knowledge and skill with a PC utilizing office applications
  3. Active extracurriculars
  4. Strong knowledge of socio-economic data analysis and graphics
  5. Experience working with Microsoft Office suite


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.