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  Megan Coy  11/29/2023 11:49:00 AM  

Agricultural Education Pre-Service Internship Program – Applications Due December 20, 2023

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. Richland Community College is pleased to have been selected by the Illinois State Board of Education to implement the Agricultural Education Pre-Service Internship Program.   

Ten interns will be selected to complete a 9-week internship experience between June 3, 2024 and August 1, 2024.  Pre-service agriculture teachers selected for the grant program will receive a $7500 stipend.  More information is available in the attached application.   

To apply, candidates should send the following to or complete it via this Google Form ( ) prior to December 20, 2023 

1.       Cover Letter 

2.      Resume 

3.      References 

4.      1 Letter of Recommendation by an individual involved in Agricultural Education 

5.      Completed Application (attached or via Google Forms)    

Candidates please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or if you'd like to view a draft outline of the internship experiences. 


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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