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  Lucas Allen  9/1/2021 1:43:00 PM  

By request of JJC, this message sent to teachers in District 2. If additional funds are available schools in the rest of the state will be notified.

Joliet Junior College Announces (GAST) Agriculture Education Internship for 2022

Joliet Junior College Agriculture Department will again offer a 1 credit hour PAID internship for high school juniors and seniors with a sincere interest in exploring a career teaching agriculture.  The internship will allow students to work with their high school agricultural education teacher (or designated teacher) in performing various classroom, FFA, and related activities and duties.  The Agricultural Education Intern will be compensated by this grant at the rate of $10/hour for up to 80 hours of internship experience between January 1 2022 and May 1, 2022.  We understand with current school mandates these experiences may not be traditional activities performed for this internship in the past. 

TEACHERS: Please e-mail Jeff Landers ( to request a “Memorandum of Understanding” to nominate your student for the GAST Internship.  By nominating this student, you are verifying that this individual has expressed a sincere interest in exploring Agricultural Education as a career.  After receiving the memorandum of understanding you will need to return the form before final approval is granted.  This internship has a limited number of spots, so reply early.  

Please share the following information with your student intern.

AGRICULTURE STUDENTS: To participate in this internship and receive compensation, you must be enrolled in AGRI 299 – Agriculture Education Internship which is a one credit class at Joliet Junior College during the Spring 2021 semester.  The tuition and Fees for this class are approximately $165.00 which you must pay to receive credit and compensation.  We will enroll you in the class once tuition is received.  To be enrolled in the class, you must be a student at Joliet Junior College (only requires completed free application).  To complete JJC’s free on-line application go to  and be sure to enter the curriculum MAJOR “Agriculture” under the Associate of Arts Degree menu.  Once enrolled, you will need to mail payment to Jeff Landers at Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431.  Failure to complete the enrollment process described above will result in NO CREDIT and NO COMPENSATION at the completion of the internship.  Questions or problems regarding the enrollment process should be directed to Jeff Landers, (815) 280-2646 or  Once the enrollment process is complete an orientation email and all needed paperwork will be sent to the student and instructor.    

Lucas Allen
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 815-530-2065 Cell: 815-530-2065
Address: 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187
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