Gold Rush Summer Intern - HR Operations

Date: Dec 2, 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


Kinross is looking for a university student to assist the HR Operations department during the summer of 2024.

The role will provide the candidate an opportunity to gain an introductory experience to the mining industry, a publicly listed international company and exposure to the day-to-day functions of the HR Department.


Job Responsibilities


  • Handle routine and straightforward administrative duties such as; data entry, filing and preparing employment confirmation letters
  • Assist in benefit administration and data audits, as directed
  • Assist with the onboarding and offboarding process; submit IT tickets, use templates to prepare letters
  • Prepare presentations, spreadsheets and other materials to be used within the department or shared with senior management
  • Assist with non-routine administrative projects as needed, such as streamlining automated processes and updating the Canada HR home page
  • Maintain HR electronic & physical filing systems


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience


  • 2nd or 3rd year Business or Human Resources student
  • Previous intern or volunteer experience in HR is considered an asset



  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to perform well independently as well as on a team
  • Superior analytical skills in excel, and great attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


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.