Co-op and Internship Program

As a part of the Education team at Harbourfront Centre, School Visits hosts a number of job shadowing, co-op, internship and teacher candidates throughout the year.

If you are interested in the arts or pursuing a job in education, consider Harbourfront Centre as your host institution! Students will develop skills in leadership, communication, organization and teamwork and will work towards achieving goals co-created with the candidate and School Visits staff.

“As a high school student unsure of the career path I wanted to take, Harbourfront Centre was a great stepping stone to help navigate through several areas of interest. During my time here, I developed new skills, identified my strengths and weaknesses and interacted with a diverse group of peers, which allowed me to grow and mature. By gaining authentic work experience, Harbourfront Centre offered a friendly but realistic approach to cooperative learning. Here, I discovered my passion for working, engaging and collaborating with people, which ultimately resulted in finding a career path that embodied the following. Today, in my third year of Justice Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber, Harbourfront Centre was instrumental in discovering who I am and what I want to do. Through mentorship, hands-on learning and constant interaction with new people, Harbourfront Centre provided me with a series of invaluable tools and lesson that remain relevant today.”

— TCDSB Co-op Student, Grade 11

“My 2016 internship with the School Visits department at Harbourfront Centre gave me insight into how non-profit organizations provide educational programming for the community. I was able to see firsthand how much work goes into ensuring the quality of the courses and how much training and support goes into ensuring the quality of the courses and how much training and support is given to the educators. I gained valuable hands-on experience working alongside full-time educators within the classroom setting, where I learned about classroom management skills. The highlight of my internship was the chance to work with one of the most positive, passionate, and supportive teams. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work in various other roles within the organization due to the training I received and the relationships I built with the wonderful school visits team.”

— Intern, Arts and Heritage Management, Centennial College