Mission Vision Values


The Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA), the leader in work-integrated learning, provides a supportive member-driven learning community for participating programs, students, educators and employers; influences policy makers and leaders of thought; and forges partnerships with like-minded groups.


  • CEIA believes that students, employers, educational institutions and communities benefit from effective work-integrated learning programs.
  • We believe that education can be enhanced through application in a structured work environment and that work provides an environment for continuous learning.
  • We recognize our effort in promoting work-integrated learning constitutes an investment in our students and our communities that will result in long-term benefits.
  • To these end, we uphold and support a member driven community that VALUES:
    • Community
    • Diversity & Cooperation
    • Collaboration, Communication & Learning
    • Quality, Efficiency, & Effectiveness
    • Responsibility & Accountability
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Integrity


As the leader in work-integrated learning, CEIA will be viewed locally and internationally as:

  • A professional and productive organization serving students, educational institutions, employing organizations, and governmental agencies
  • A highly valued partner with state, regional, national, and world associations that promote the concept, acceptance, development, and implementation of work-integrated learning.

As a result of these interactions, CEIA will:

  • Advocate and promote the growth of cooperative education and internships as effective learning strategies
  • Develop and maintain partnerships
  • Make professional and ethical decisions
  • Foster an appreciation for cultural and programmatic diversity among members
  • Facilitate communication and member involvement to promote inclusiveness
  • Provide member with quality products and services
  • Promote ongoing research and assessment
  • Support constituent needs for training and professional development
  • Function with efficiency, effectiveness and fiscal responsibility
  • Implement systems to assure accountability and evaluation for continuous improvement