Internships at The Working Centre offer opportunities to develop skills through hands-on community building, and to engage in conversation and reflection about the ideas that inform our daily work.
Each internship is shaped by the gifts and interests of the intern, through a process of conversation. In the past, interns have contributed to The Working Centre in diverse ways, from working with community members to repair bicycles in Recycle Cycles, to practicing organic market gardening at the Hacienda Sarria Market Garden, learning nutritious vegetarian cooking methods in Maurita’s Kitchen, supporting community members in unique ways at Worth a Second Look, building bikeshare infrastructure with Community Access Bikeshare, contributing to community filmmaking projects at the Queen Street Commons Studio, repairing hardware in Computer Recycling, and much more.
Internship arrangements flow around the context of each project, and each intern's situation. If you are from out of town, there may be an opportunity to live communally with other people connected to The Working Centre, in a warm-spirited home where everyone plays a role in shaping and inspiring the creative use of space.
If you are interested in an internship opportunity with The Working Centre:
- Write us a letter or an email outlining why you are interested in the experience, and what you hope to gain from the experience
- If you have a resume, please attach your resume to the application package.
The Working Centre
58 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 1V6
We appreciate your thoughtful communication. Be sure to be as specific as you can in the application. You may already have an idea of the ways you would like to contribute, or, you may be drawn by the ideas and philosophy but are not sure of how you could fit it. Either way, we can help to find a place where you are best suited.
Once you have applied, we will contact you by telephone or email, to discuss the opportunity. Feel free to contact us if you have not heard back, or if you want to talk further about Internship ideas and practice.