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Intern Corporate Relations

Rio Tinto
Ottawa, ON, CA
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Auxiliary & Support Staff
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
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Internship Corporate Relations
  • Rio Tinto was named Canada's Top 100 Employer and one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for 3 consecutive years
  • Get real work experience at one of the largest mining and metal companies in the world, focused on safety and inclusion
  • Work with the newest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change
  • Remote internship opportunity
About the role
We are offering a 4-month winter internship in the Rio Tinto External Affairs Canada team. The role will involve assisting and facilitating corporate relations research relative to external affairs initiatives.

Some key areas of work will include:
  • Research and writing for Rio Tinto publications and internal documents
  • Issue scans and planning documentation, and presentation delivery
  • Variety of day-to-day organizational and support tasks for the external affairs team and will be expected to produce high-quality materials
  • Other duties may include support functions including administrative work
Your contribution
  • At least one year completed in a Bachelor or Master program in communications, or related field*
  • Strong written, oral and analytical skills
  • Positive mindset and keen to learn about the resource sector
  • Flexibility and Autonomy
  • An organized and versatile team player with the ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Proficiency in all basic computing programs, including Excel

*Only students returning to school after the work term who are a Canadian, permanent resident or international student in a Canadian university will be considered.
What we offer
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A competitive salary
  • Ambitious, exciting and rewarding experience
  • Opportunity to build relationships with the Rio Tinto team and community

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls 'progress' begins with

a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world's first to be certified "responsible" helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world, and explore the universe.

Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.
Where you will be working
Corporate Relations provides expertise and advice across all aspects of communications, brand strategy and positioning, media relations and stakeholder engagement with customers, employees and civil society through to governments and the general public.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves."¯We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that varieties of perspectives are not only welcome they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

Applications close on Friday January 28th (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

Please note, in order to be considered for this role you must answer the pre-screening questions.

All progress begins with pioneers at Rio Tinto,"¯it begins with you.


We work in 36 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and with artificial intelligence. Our geologists explore the Earth’s wildest terrain. Our wildlife specialists work to protect and conserve grizzly bears in Canada and migratory shorebirds in Western Australia. Our marketing teams make sure our essential materials meet the specific needs of customers around the world. In Australia, our archaeologists work alongside Indigenous Australians to preserve 40,000-year-old rock art.

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