• Internship/Practicum
  • Remote
  • Applications have closed.

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MEC is more than a store, and we’re more than a place to buy tents and backpacks. We’re physical and digital hubs for the outdoor community. People connect here, through our stores, online channels, over the phone, or through one of our leading events, clinics or services.

MEC is an equality opportunity employer. We’re proud to work with our people to create a diverse workplace, which accommodates individuals of all abilities, backgrounds and identities. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Tell us what you need during the hiring process, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

If you like working with an inclusive, hands-on, collaborative team, who connects people with quality products to encourage active outdoor lives, then this is the team for you. MEC is an awesome place if you’re always learning and trying new things, like bouldering, camping or trail running!


You are a curious problem solver with the ability to analyze data in detail while ensuring your communication of recommended outcomes is well received, concise and understood. You love collaboration, creating partnerships and working to reduce negative environmental impacts. You have a personality that energizes the team and you don’t mind rolling your sleeves up to hit a deadline.

Support the environmental and social impact portfolios in a range of sustainability initiatives.
Work to reduce the environmental footprint across MEC’s products and operations.
Support implementation of specific in-store sustainability initiatives to promote grassroots engagement.
Monitor trends, developments, policies, incentives, and innovations. Provide direction for future improvement areas in the supply chain.
Support adoption of the Higg Index (Facility Environmental Module and the Product Module) throughout MEC Label supply chain.
Engage with external partners, including NGOs, and participate in collaborations related to the MEC’s sustainability commitments.

Currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution, preferably pursuing a graduate degree, in environmental sciences, climate, environmental engineering, labour studies, law, sustainability, international relations or a related field.
Passion for MEC and the sustainable outdoor industry.
Understanding of sustainability issues, including international social and labour issues or environmental issues relating to waste, water, carbon, deforestation, chemicals, or animal welfare.
You stay informed on sustainability best practices relating to environmental and social impact in our supply chain and products.
You are a problem solver, and you enjoy working with cross-functional teams.
You communicate with honesty and openness and create the space for others to do the same.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

You embrace a ‘one-team’ approach to deliver on the MEC Label value proposition of quality, sustainability and demonstrated performance. You enrol, engage and bring alignment across teams to achieve optimal outcomes successfully. You bring a can-do attitude to projects and have the experience and skill to keep things moving forward.


Internship Dates: May 2, 2022 – August 26, 2022 (Flexible)


Location: Vancouver, BC  (Open to remote)


Application Deadline: February 28th, 2022


Application Process: Apply online with a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills, goals and how you plan to “bring it” at MEC.

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