Labrador - Summer 2023 Internship Intern - Mechanical or Civil Engineer

Rio Tinto
Labrador City, NL, CAN
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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Labrador - Summer 2023 Internship

Intern - Mechanical or Civil Engineer

What's your passion? Is it to think up sustainable solutions? Push A.I. forward? Or supporting local communities? Whatever your passion is, we believe that the best ideas come from bringing together different perspectives. That's why Rio Tinto's graduate program brings together people from different background to work toward a common goal: to make our future better. Do you want to drive change? It's time to come together and create tomorrow with a graduate role at Rio Tinto.

About the role

We are offering a 4-month internship in Discipline Engineering Department supporting Capital Sustaining projects team as Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering co-op student. This opportunity will be based in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador at our Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) operations.

Our internship in Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering will allow you to be involved in research, design, development, testing and maintenance of aspects of mining, mineral process operations and capital project development and execution.

Your contribution

To be considered for this role, you will have:
  • At least Two year completed* in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or any other related field
  • Safety mindset
  • Leadership skills, eagerness to learn and ready for the challenge ahead
  • Flexibility and autonomy
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
  • Valid driving license

* To be eligible for this internship, you must be returning to school after the work term and have the right to work in Canada.

Where you'll be working?
We are a leading North American producer and exporter of premium iron ore pellets and high-grade concentrate with average iron grades greater than 66%. With a team of over 2,400 employees, IOC is committed to providing value and continuity for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our unique mine to port approach, taking advantage of our full integration and wholly owned infrastructure to deliver our high-quality concentrate and pellets to our customers across the globe.

IOC's operations include a mine with five operational pits, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant located near Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We also operate a wholly owned 418 km railway, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), that links our Labrador operations to Company-owned port facilities in Sept-Iles. This internship is based in Labrador City.

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.

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.

Every Voice Matters

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

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 a variety 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.

Next steps...

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

*Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove job postings as there is enough applicants, therefore, if you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs.




We are curious and creative, ingenious and hard-working. We are pioneers – exploring the boundaries of everything we do. The materials we produce are essential to human progress, and we see that progress driven by our people. Working at Rio Tinto means touching people’s lives: from exploring new materials to finding ways to tackle climate change. 

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. And we want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. 

Our values – care, courage and curiosity – guide how we work and how we treat each other.

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+44 20 7781 2000
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