Student Internships

Internships are currently available to juniors and seniors and offer an excellent opportunity to work alongside a professional in the community. This is a semester course and students attend the internship during one 80-minute period every day or, if the student's schedule allows, two 80-minute class periods every day. Additional coursework is assigned throughout the semester. See your guidance counselor today to find out how this exciting course can be added to your schedule. For more detailed information, please follow the link below to the Internship Handbook.

An application and six teacher recommendations are due in February to secure a spot in the program. The Internship Handbook includes the contact information form, a work schedule, and the internship agreement, Links to these documents are provided below. Contact Mrs. Niebrugge at (217) 639-5100 for more information or send her a message.


Complete the application and submit it to Mrs. Niebrugge at by February 17, 2023.

Teacher Recommendations

The teacher recommendation form needs to be completed by six current and/or former teachers and submitted to Mrs. Niebrugge via email by February 17, 2023.

Internship Handbook

Complete, obtain all signatures, and submit by May 1, 2023.

jobs available

Attention Businesses!

If your business is interested in hosting an intern, please complete the Internship Request Form.

For more information, please contact Angie Niebrugge, CTE Specialist, at (217) 639-5100 or send a message.

Current and previous business partnerships are listed below and students can seek out their own internship, with approval. Businesses are added daily.

Charleston High School

Charleston Middle School

Jefferson Elementary

Carl Sandburg Elementary

Mark Twain Elementary

Rural King

Pilson Auto Centers

State Farm Insurance


Coles County Health Department


Albin Animal Hospital


CUSD #1 Social Media


Charleston Parks & Rec Department

CCAR Industries

Crestline Veterinary Clinic

New Heights Academy

Paap Printing

CTF Illinois

Charleston Rehabilitation

Paap Auto Body

Battery Specialist

Noble Flower Shop

CUSD #1 Technology Dept.


Cornerstone Christian Academy

Hershey's Metal Meister

Sarah Bush

The Butcher Shop

Animal Medical Center

Villas of Holly Brook

Chamber of Commerce

Alliance Tractor


Pschirrer Family Dentistry

North American Lighting

CHS Industries-Web Designer

CHS Industries-Trojan Design Center

CHS Industries-Trojan Brew

CHS Industries-A&M Center

WellCreek Pharmacy

Youngstown Apartments

Myerscough Automotive

CHS Industries-Social Media

CHS Resource Officer Roa

Olmstead Bros., Inc. Insulation

City of Charleston