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Join us as we inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers by making a donation to the Challenger Learning Center at Heartland Community College. Your support will allow us to:

  • serve a diverse range of students throughout central Illinois;
  • provide-state-of-the-art programs that utilize current technology;
  • conduct high-quality professional development workshops.

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If you have an interest in being a part of the Challenger Learning Center team and helping us inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers, check out these "far-out" job opportunities.  Check back for opportunities.


The program development & outreach intern will assist the CLC staff with the program research, communications, promotional efforts and public awareness of the CLC. Applicants should have a background in Marketing, Business, Graphic Design and/or Communications.

Program Development & Outreach Internship

The program educator and summer camp interns will assist the CLC staff with numerous Challenger Learning Center programs which include simulated space missions and other space-science education programs for students in grades kindergarten - eighth grade. Applicants should be in, or studying in, the field of education with an emphasis on science.

Program Educator Internship
Summer Camp Internship

If you have an interest in applying for an internship, contact Stacey Shrewsbury, at (309) 268-8701 or


The Challenger Learning Center has volunteer opportunities for Mission Specialists to help prepare for and facilitate a variety of programs, including school missions, distance learning missions, scout programs, birthday parties and summer camps. Ideal candidates must have interest and experience working with students and adults and can commit to a regular schedule of at least five hours/week, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8am-4:30pm.

CLC Volunteer
CLC Volunteer Application (pdf)

If you have an interest in volunteering, contact Stacey Shrewsbury, at (309) 268-8701 or

Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984 

Stacey Shrewsbury

Associate Director
Phone: 309-268-8701

Libby Torbeck

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8702

Jo Kitchens

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8703

Crystal Johnson

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8374

Jenna Brewer

Registration & Records Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8707