Internship Program

A one year paid position for those who meet the qualifications and have successfully completed the coursework for Instrumentation or Industrial Maintenance.

This internship is an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Working side by side with experienced employees, interns will be involved in real projects and be given significant, meaningful work to perform. This program does not guarantee employment, however many interns do receive job offers from their respective company, for more information e-mail TMRA at

Students electing the Instrumentation coursework will develop a background in pneumatic, process and electronic control systems. Students electing the Industrial Maintenance area will acquire skills related to Industrial Equipment, Fluid Power and Piping Systems.

Additionally, each series of classes can be applied towards a future certificate program or towards earning an Associates degree at Joliet Junior College (JJC).

The training and knowledge acquired in these courses will equip successful students with the basic skills needed to qualify for some of the best career opportunities available in Will County and the surrounding area. Entry level technicians can expect to earn $60,000+ per year with overtime, and experienced personnel average over $85,000 per year, with excellent benefits.

Currently, local companies are expecting to see a significant turnover due to retirement and attrition.

The companies listed in partnership with Three River Manufacturers’ Association and Joliet Junior College recognize the value of the coursework and successful completion is beneficial in the application review process. These partners include:

Americas Styrenics
Apollo Colors
Aux Sable Liquid Products
CITGO Petroleum Lemont Refinery
Diversified CPC International
Dow Chemical Company
Exelon Generation
ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery
Flint Hills Resources

IOI Loders Croklaan
Johns Manville
LyondellBasell Industries
Midwest Generation
Oxbow Midwest Calcining
Pactiv Corporation
PQ Corporation
Reichhold, Inc.
Stepan Company
Toyal America

JJC Internship Brochure
Internship Requirements

JJC Industrial Maintenance Technology
JJC Electrical Electronics Courses