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  Megan Coy  11/29/2022 3:30:00 PM  

Agricultural Education Pre-Service Internship Program – Applications Due January 15, 2023

Richland Community College is excited to implement the Agricultural Education Pre-Service Internship Program in its 2nd year.  The Agricultural Education Pre-Service Internship Program is designed to recruit and retain agricultural educators in Illinois by developing key technical skills of pre-service teachers through work-based learning experiences.  

Sixteen interns will be selected to complete a 9-week internship experience between June 5, 2023 and August 4, 2023.  Pre-service agriculture teachers selected for the grant program will receive a $7500 stipend.  More information and the application is attached.

To apply, candidates send the following to or complete it via this Google Form ( ) prior to January 15, 2023

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation by an individual involved in Agricultural Education
  • Completed Application (attached or via Google Forms)   

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Jess Smithers
Director of Agricultural Programs
Richland Community College
Office: Room E192 – Andreas Agribusiness Education Center
O: 217-875-7211 Ext. 6223   Call/Text: 217-430-3920


Megan Coy
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-493-8791 Cell: 217-493-8791
Address: 801 N. Country Fair Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
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