Interns are Investment in Canada’s Environmental Workforce

Posted on September 12, 2016

CARO was recently featured on ECO Canada’s website,, for our participation in their Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) program. This program helps new environmental science graduates establish their careers and provides employers access to emerging fresh talent.

At CARO, we value investing in our employees in order to provide a value service to the community, and we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with ECO Canada’s EYC program.

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eci-canadaFor the people at CARO Analytical Services, an Environmental Youth Corps internship is more than a way to find new employees — they look at it as a way to invest in the future of their company. Even if that employee moves on one day.

The environmental and food-testing laboratory, which has offices in Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton, has participated in the EYC program four times. Each time CARO has hosted an intern, it’s been because they have brought the program to the attention of a potential candidate.

“Typically, our industry looks for people right out of university,” says Hoppe. “And that’s the majority of people who are applying — people who are graduating and looking for their first positions.” Everything the organization does is science-based, so it’s a direct translation of the laboratory environment new graduates have experienced at school, brought to life in the real world, with environmental regulations, diverse clients (including government and private sector organizations), and new processes to navigate.

“It’s a great way to start a career,” says Hoppe. While many of CARO’s young candidates stay on, others decide their career trajectory includes graduate school, often in science and medicine.

Read the full story on ECO Canada’s website here.

Interested in finding out about employment opportunities with one of the fastest growing, employee focused laboratories in Western Canada? Visit our career opportunities page or send us an email – We would love to hear from you! (And don’t forget to follow CARO on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!)


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