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, teamwork and work towards achieving goals co-created with the candidate and School Visits staff.

As Harbourfront Centre continues to respond to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, please note that the duration and format of co-op and internship placements may vary. Contact the Manager, School Visits directly at (416) 973-2947 or via email.

“As a high school student that was 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 was able to develop new skills, identify my strengths and weaknesses as well interact with a diverse group of peers, that allowed me to grow and mature. By gaining authentic work experience, Harbourfront Centre offered a friendly but realistic approach to cooperative learning. It was here that I discovered my passion for working, engaging and collaborating with people. This 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 beginning my journey to discovering who I am and what I wanted 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 continue to prove as relevant to this day.”

— TCDSB Co-op Student, Grade 11

“My 2016 internship with the School Visits department at Harbourfront Centre gave me insight on how non-profit organizations provide educational programming for the community. I was able to see firsthand the amount of work that goes into ensuring the quality of the courses, and how much training and support given to the educators. I gained valuable hands on experience working along the full-time educators within the classroom setting, where I was able to learn 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 had the opportunity to work in various other roles within the organization, all due to the training I received and the relationships I built with the wonderful school visits team.”

— Intern, Arts and Heritage Management, Centennial College