Established in September of 1963, the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) was to provide professional development and resources to the field of cooperative education. CEIA remains the leader in providing professional development and resources to practitioners in the fields of cooperative education and internship program management. The original mission of the organization, as envisioned by its founders, is carried out through an expanding number of training activities, an annual national conference, and support and encouragement for on-going research and publications.