Do you thrive on change and want to gain more insights into the pharmacy profession? Then consider a student role with the Ontario Pharmacists Association!


OPA is offering one University of Toronto pharmacy student a chance to be part of the action during the summer of 2022 (May to August 2022). (Note: the weeks of work are flexible to accommodate Early Practice Experience (EPE) placements). As Canada’s largest advocacy organization, and professional development provider for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and students, OPA represents pharmacy professionals across Ontario. OPA is committed to evolving the pharmacy profession and advocating for excellence in practice and patient care.


The OPA Pharmacy Student will be a valuable member of the Professional Affairs team, contributing to excellence in pharmacy practice and patient care. The successful candidate will not only gain a greater sense of OPA’s role within the pharmacy profession but also an increased understanding of different factors affecting pharmacy practice which may include how government and private payor regulations and policies influence patient care, pharmacy operations and pharmacy economics.


Reporting to the Director, Professional Affairs, the OPA Pharmacy Student will:

    • Gain hands-on work experience in their chosen field
    • Meet and connect with leaders in the profession
    • Participate in internal and external meetings when appropriate with government and other pharmacy stakeholders
    • Develop professional skills that will benefit them throughout their career

For more information, please refer to the job description. Interested individuals can send their resume and cover letter to [email protected]. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 10, 2022.

  • (For pharmacy students at the University of Waterloo, please refer to your co-op program for future work term opportunities.)
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the location of work (i.e., in-office or remote) may change based on the current circumstances and will be discussed with the student prior to the start date.

For more information, please contact Valentina Grigorenko, HR Manager at [email protected].

Hear from our past students about their experiences at OPA:

“My time at OPA has been an invaluable learning experience and has helped me to gain a greater appreciation for the profession while simultaneously exploring a potential career path in non-direct patient care which has the potential to significantly impact healthcare efficiency through regulatory and policy changes.”


– Jacob Curtis, University of Toronto, Class of 2023.

“As an ever-changing profession, there are many career possibilities that can be explored in pharmacy and I believe it is important that students explore the different opportunities as much as possible. I highly recommend any pharmacy student who is seeking a unique pharmacy learning experience to apply for the student intern position at OPA, whether it be a remote rotation or in-person. The skills you develop at the OPA are easily transferable to any other position, and the knowledge you inherit about the profession and pharmacy advocacy is invaluable”


– Kristina Miclat, University of Toronto, Class of 2022.