The Early Career Development Program is designed for recent college graduates with less than three years of relevant work experience. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills, make meaningful contributions and have an opportunity to determine the career path that’s right for them. The program offers candidates world-class experience and training through rotational assignments across the company.

About the Program

The program runs for three years, during which participants have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions and gain valuable skills and experience, as well as receive wide exposure to Covanta’s diverse business functions. This will be accomplished through a coordinated rotation among a variety of assignments across various departments. Participants will be hired with a “primary” department in mind and will spend most of their rotations within that department.

At the end of the program, participants will be placed in a role based on their skill set, performance, organizational need and their career aspirations.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates will need to have the following prior to joining the program:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Up to three years of relevant experience

Additional requirements are listed within the specific job requisitions.


Explore Opportunities

Individuals interested in applying for a position within Covanta's Early Career Development Program can apply below. If no positions of interest are listed, the site provides an option to create a new account by selecting “Sign In” and setting up a job alert with the keyword “ECDP.”

We are currently accepting program applications. If you are interested in multiple positions, please submit a separate application for each requisition and include a cover letter describing how the program fits with your career goals.