• Full Time
  • Toronto

Ontario Science Center

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Ontario Science Centre’s Development and Partnerships department is responsible for generating over $2.2M in revenues each fiscal year. As part of the Ontario Science Centre’s new strategic plan and direction moving forward, the Development team plays a key role in supporting the Centre’s mission by expanding new and existing sponsor and donor relationships and funding partnerships to raise increased financial support for the Centre.

The successful intern will help us deliver our major, annual, event, and corporate fundraising strategy. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of fundraising and working in the not-for-profit sector. The role will provide hands-on experience and training on all aspects of income generation with a particular focus on special events. The intern will receive a thorough induction and ongoing supervision to gain knowledge of all income streams.

The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to develop written and verbal communication skills, and understand the logistics and strategy involved in planning and running successful events. In addition, this person will make a valuable contribution to raising funds for the Ontario Science Centre so we can continue to welcome visitors of all ages to play and discover ways to think like a scientist every day.

How do I qualify?


  • You must have graduated from a college or university, with a degree, diploma or post-graduate certificate, within the past 5 years.
    You must be an Indigenous person (i.e. First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

Specialized knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of fundraising and partnership development

Project management and organizational skills:

  • You can plan, organize, and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
  • You can assist with the planning and delivery of meetings, events, and workshops.
  • You have knowledge of project management tools and techniques and experience in project delivery

Communication and interpersonal skills:

  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills to provide and exchange information as well as prepare and present briefing, presentation and communications material.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with your team as well as internal and external clients and partners, and can participate in and contribute to committees and projects.

Research and analytical skills:

  • You can conduct research, analyze and compile information/data into an understandable format.
  • You have basic knowledge of performance measurement methodologies and evaluation techniques.

Computer proficiency:

  • You are proficient in the use of common office productivity software to prepare presentations and reports, and to perform research on the internet/intranet.

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