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Student Programs

The Student programs are part of a unique collection of resources that bring students and graduates together with our exciting career opportunities. Become a part of Generation Gold or explore one of our many student positions.

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Generation Gold

Are you ready to be part of the next generation of mining industry leaders?

Our program for junior level employees provides exciting work experiences and training over a three year period in two locations around the world. Generation Gold will maximize your potential and develop international and career-minded individuals focused in the fields of metallurgy, mine engineering and geology.

Internships & Student Programs

Our internship programs offer world-class mining experience to students from all disciplines and backgrounds. This program offers valuable on-the-job training in a goal-oriented environment.


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Along with Generation Gold, the Gold Rush Internship Program offers students from all disciplines on-the-job training in a goal-oriented environment. Positions for Gold Rush are posted at the beginning of the year, with successful candidates starting in May-June.

United States

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Along with Generation Gold, the U.S. has two additional programs for students:

  • The Regional Graduate program recruits in the areas of Mining, Geology, Metallurgy, Environment and related fields, and brings students to two U.S. mine sites, each for a period of 18 months.
  • The Gold Rush program brings students in mining-related areas to U.S. mine sites for a three-month internship from May to August.


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Brazil runs two student programs which focus on Mine Engineering, Geology, Electrical Engineering, Production and Metallurgy:

  • The Local Trainee program starts in January, runs for one year, and accepts applicants from all Brazilian universities. At the conclusion of the program trainees must present a project related to their field of study.
  • The Intern program has two hiring periods, January and August, and brings students from local universities into a one-year rotational program.


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Chile runs recruitment drives for local students for two- to three-month internships starting in January, with the potential for students to extend their contract or return the following year. These internships cover a variety of areas and can last up to six months for students in their final year.


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Ghana runs the Graduate Trainee Program, which recruits people who have completed National Service and graduates from local universities. This program typically begins in September and runs for a period of one year. The training program varies based on the current openings available at the Chirano mine.


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Russia currently offers two programs for university and college students:

  • The I-Gold Program, which recruits mining and technical students in Chukotka, runs from June 1st to August 31st, and brings students to the Kupol and Dvoinoye mines for a full five-week rotation shift. Students must have completed year two to four of their current program to be eligible.
  • The Kinross Gold Rush Regional Program recruits university and college students of all disciplines from schools within Russia for six-week summer internships. The length of the internship varies depending on the length of the student’s program.