Gold Rush Summer Intern - Metallurgy & Processing

Date: Nov 17, 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' Technical Services is looking to hire a student for the summer of 2024 as part of our Gold Rush Internship program! The Gold Rush Corporate Internship Program is an opportunity for students who are enrolled in a related program at a recognized academic institution, and who want to excel in the mining industry. This program will have opportunities working closely with various departments in the Kinross Corporate Office in Toronto, Ontario gaining real-world experience in an exciting, dynamic field.



Job Responsibilities


The intern will assist the corporate metallurgy department in its duties such as:

  • Assisting with studies, major projects, or operations support.
  • Conducting technical research
  • Data processing and writing technical documents
  • Assist with document reviews and site visits.


Minimum Requirements


Education and Experience


  • 2nd or 3rd-year Mineral Processing, Metallurgy or Chemical Engineering program with an excellent academic record




  • Knowledge of metallurgical testing methods and data interpretation;
  • Strong analytical skills in Excel, with knowledge of advanced functions;
  • Superior communication and presentation skills including PowerPoint and Word;
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently with little direction;
  • Spanish, Russian, French, or Portuguese language abilities would also be an asset.


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.