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The 2022 Teacher Externship JUMPSTART program is a fully-virtual, flexible professional development opportunity for educators designed to equip them with tools to connect business & industry to their classrooms, including: 

Career Awareness

  • Local companies

  • STEM careers in South Texas

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Technical knowledge & skills

  • Desired employability skills

Education & Career Pathways

  • Education requirements

  • Opportunities for students

On a Video Call

Many students struggle to connect classroom lessons to future career goals. Teacher Externships were designed to provide teachers with a wide range of experience with business and industry to answer the question, 

“When will I ever use this?”


Individuals must meet all of the following criteria to participate:

Registered for Selective Service

Males born after 1965 must meet Military Selective Service registration requirements

Authorized to Work in the US

Individuals must be citizens or noncitizens authorized to work in the United States

Employed in Education

Includes teachers, counselors, CTE coordinators, librarians, and administrators

Reside within the Service Area

Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties

Examples of Documents

You May be Asked to Provide

  • Driver's License or State Issued ID

  • Social Security Card

  • Selective Service registration letter

  • US Passport

  • Birth Certificate

  • Employment verification

Why Are We Asking for Sensitive Information?

The Teacher Externship program is primarily funded by federal and state grant funds which have guidelines we must follow to document your eligibility for the program. Any personally identifiable information (PII) you submit to us will be safeguarded in accordance with federal and state guidelines.



Download and review the Eligibility Documentation Instructions PDF below.

Pay special attention to the OR and AND when reviewing options from columns A, B, & C.


Download the "Authorization to Work" form below, type your information into the form, and save a copy to your computer.

Note: The form refers to program participants as "job seekers." For the purposes of Teacher Externship program, the job seeker is the individual applying to participate in the program.

Eligibility Documentation


Authorization to Work Form


Save a digital copy or take a quality photo of the forms of identification you selected from the Authorization to Work form (i.e., driver's license, social security card).


Click the button below to complete your application. You will be prompted to upload the Authorization to Work form, copies of your identification, and other eligibility documentation (if applicable).

Once your eligibility has been determined, you will be contacted with next steps.

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