Gold Rush Summer Intern - Operations Strategy

Date: Nov 26, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date May 2024

Contract 4 months

Openings 2

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


The analyst intern will support current business needs, which may vary over the course of the internship. A successful intern should be flexible and eager to take on new and different tasks to support the business and expand their learning opportunities. The following is a list of areas where the business commonly needs support.    

This is a unique opportunity to be exposed to different disciplines within the company and also gain site experience or preparation for a role at site. 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 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.


Job Responsibilities


Support performance improvement projects in the assessment and/or implementation phases:


  • Collect and analyze data, summarizing findings in a structured format 
  • Work collaboratively with site, regional and corporate teams 
  • Monitor and report on progress of implementation action plans 
  • Participate in the development of communication materials to share progress and challenges with site and corporate management as required 


Support business case development: 


  • Support the development of business cases for investment decisions, including preparation and/or validation of analysis to ensure accuracy 
  • As needed, work closely with the other teams in the department (e.g., Strategic Business Planning, Technical Services, Energy) or other corporate functions (e.g., Finance, HR, Legal, etc.) 
  • Think creatively, thinking with a solution-oriented mindset on how to add value to the business case.


Work closely with the Projects group in completing Scoping, Pre-feasibility, or Feasibility studies: 


  • Lead the development of project-specific business cases, helping to drive scope, schedule or procurement decisions within the project.
  • Provide analytical support and input into the assumptions used in project studies (e.g., mine opex, processing opex etc.) 
  • Work closely with the projects team in developing and finalizing inputs for select sections of the studies.
  • Liaise with site personnel and outside consultants to perform detailed reviews of the select sections of the studies. If required, perform internal and external benchmarking exercises to validate the reasonability of the assumptions.


Support the Strategic Business Planning Process:


  • Aid in the consolidation of company-wide strategic plans, synthesizing results into easy-to-read formats for company senior leadership.
  • Assist sites in the process of updating their life of mine (LOM) plans and economic models, as needed.
  • Facilitate comprehensive reviews of the LOM plans (e.g. comparisons with previous years, reconciliation with budget, etc.), creating summaries of findings and communicating upwards.


Minimum Requirements


  • 2nd or 3rd year Engineering student
  • Strong analytical capabilities and experience in Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience in PowerPoint is an asset
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Team player with an ability to work effectively in a team setting, as well as independently
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience working at a mine site is an asset
  • Language skills in French, Arabic, Portuguese, or Spanish are assets, but not mandatory


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.