Suggested Reading

Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship Program, Seventh Edition  (27 pgs)

  •  Michael True, Director, Internship Center
  •  Messiah College, Grantham, PA 17027
  •  Contents:  Introduction, Steps to Beginning An Internship Program, Things to Think About,  Ten Concerns of Interns, Legal Issues, Orienting and Training Interns, Orientation Checklist,
  •  Developing Work Activities and Measureable Learning Outcomes, Supervising the Intern,
  •  Various samples and forms

CAS Professional Standards, 7th Edition

  •   It contains the complete set of 39 functional area standards and guidelines.
  •  The following have been updated from the previous edition: a) Assessment Services, b)  Campus
  •  Activities, c) International Student Programs, d ) TRIO and Other Educational Opportunity
  •  Programs, e) Registrar, f) Recreational Sports, and g) Learning Assistance Programs.

CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition) and the Self-Assessment Guides – CD (version 4.4) (PC/MAC format) 2011

  • Contains 41 sets of functional area self-assessment guides, functional area contextual statements, PowerPoint presentation, and E-learning course for conducting assessments.
  • Updates similar to above.

CAS Self-Assessment Guides – CD (version 4.4) (PC/MAC format)

  • The 2011 release of the Self-Assessment Guides CD contains 41 sets of functional area self- assessment guides, functional area contextual statements, PowerPoint presentation, and E learning course for conducting assessments.  Updates similar to above.

The Following are available from CAS as Downloads only at

  • Individual Self-Assessment Guides
  • Frameworks for Assessing Learning and Development Outcomes
  • Revised or NEW CAS Standards Since 7th Edition CAS Book.

10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised 2003  (272 pgs)

  • Essential skills to survive and succeed include:  Work Ethic, Physical Performance, Speaking, Writing, Teamwork, Influencing People, Research, Number Crunching, Critical Thinking,
  • Problem Solving

The Internship as Partnership: A Handbook for Businesses, Nonprofits, and Government Agencies

  • Robert Inkster and Roseanna Ross Internships are a three-way partnership between the school or college, the student, and the host organization.  Written especially for businesses or nonprofits considering starting an internship program or currently offering internships

The Internship as Partnership: A Handbook for Campus-Based Coordinators and Advisors

  • Robert Inkster and Roseanna Ross
  • Covers the fundamentals of designing, monitoring, and evaluating internship programs, as wellas an exploration of the theory and rationale of internships as effective educational practice.
  • Includes sample forms from campus-based programs.

Learning Outcomes: The Educational Value of Cooperative Education  (154 pgs)

  • Cheryl Cates and Patricia Jones
  • Chapters:  How Do Students Learn?, Building co-op Programs Around the Principles of Effective
  • Student Learning, Tying Co-op to Academic Goals, Developing a Learning Work Site, Activities to Guide Student Learning, Student Learning Outcomes Developed Through Cooperative
  • Education, Co-op as a Model for Outcomes Assessment.

Leveraging Cooperative Education to Guide Curricular Innovation (111 pgs)

  • Cheryl Cates and Kettil Cedercreutz
  • Getting Started – initiating a Cooperative Education Program; Managing Multiple Levels of
  • Assessment;  Generating Effective Reports; Three Case Studies; Lessons Learned; Includes an
  • Employer Evaluation form and expanded Bibliography.  Contents are indexed.

InternQube, Professional Skills for the Workplace  (132 pgs)

  • Michael True
  • Includes Chapters on: Making the Most of Your Internship, Risk Management and Awareness,
  • The New Standards, Organizational Culture, First Impressions, Processing Your Experiences,
  • Understanding and Working With Your Supervisor, Email Etiquette, Phone Etiquette,
  • Professional Card, Networking, Networking:  The Art of Mingling, Communication – Oral,
  • Communication – Written, Virtual Meetings, Ethical Behavior, Intuition, Creativity, What to Do
  • When You Make Mistakes, Common Courtesy, Lifestyle, Problem Solving, Office Romance,
  • Experience a Mid-Life Crisis Now!, Teamwork, Ending Well, Transitioning to Employment, Dining
  • Etiquette, Conducting A Meeting; Additional Section on Blournal – questions for Reflection and a Recommendations section with a list of books and web resources.

Backpack to Briefcase (142 pgs)

  • Life After Graduation, Terry Arndt Includes chapters on: Your Professional Image, Verbal Communication, Non-Verbal Communication, Communication Devices, Creating a Professional Workspace, Etiquette in the Workplace, Tips for Business-Related Functions, Understanding Your Boss, Working with Co-Workers, Workplace Challenges & Situations, Teamwork, Making Cents of your Paycheck, Understanding Employee Benefits, Employee Rights, Unemployment, Staying Competitive, Networking, Mentors, Getting Ahead

Find Your First Professional Job: A Guide for Co-ops, Interns and Full-time Job Seekers (180 pgs)

  • Scott Weighart
  • Includes chapters on: Planning For Your First Professional Job, Writing an Effective Resume Strategic Interviewing, Keys to On-the-Job Success, Making Sense of Your Experience, with appendixes on the Co-op/Internship Process, Writing Effective Cover Letters, and Additional Resources related to Fine-Tuning Your Resume,  expanded tips on Interviewing, Job Performance and other situational  examples.

Learning From Experience: A Resource Book By and For Co-op/Internship Professionals (400 pgs)

  • Scott Weighart
  • Includes Chapters on: Assessing your Program, Developing a Vision, Developing a Vision, Making Priorities, Striving for Greatness, Making Mistakes, Working with Today’s Students, Counseling Students one-on-One, Teaching Student Groups, Critiquing Resumes and Interviews, Maximizing Student Learning on the Job, Managing Reflection Processes, Handling Moments of Truth, Developing Employer Relationships, Maintaining Employer Relationships, and an Epilogue: Toward Fluency.

The Successful Internship, Third Edition 2008  (329 pgs)

  • H. Frederick Sweitzer and Mary King
  • Contents:  Section One – Beginning the Journey; Surveying the Landscape, Essentials for the Journey, Framing the Experience: The Developmental Stages of an Internship, Understanding
  • Yourself; Section Two – Discovering the Field; Experiencing the “What Ifs”: The Anticipation Stage, Getting to Know Your Colleagues,  Getting to Know the Placement Site,  Getting to Know the Community, Getting to know the Clients: A Chapter of Special Relevance for Helping and Service Professionals; Section Three – Facing New Frontiers; Taking Stock and Facing Reality: The Disillusionment Stage, Breaking Through Barriers: The confrontation Stage; Section Four – Going the Distance; Riding High: The Competence Stage,  Considering the Issues: Professional, Ethical, and Legal, Traveling the Last Mile: The Culmination

The Internship, Practicum, and Field Placement Handbook, 6th Edition 2008

  • Brian Baird
  • Contents: Preparation, Getting Started, Ethical and Legal Issues, Supervision,  Working with Diversity, Clinical Writing, Treatment Records, and Case Notes, Stress and Self-Care,  Assault and Other Risks, Closing Cases, Finishing the Internship, Frustrations, Lessons, Discoveries, and Joy, with 11 Appendixes

Handbook for Research in Cooperative Education and Internships (420 pgs)

  • Patricia Linn, Adam Howard and Eric Miller
  • Contents:  Part I Cooperative Education and Internships in Context; Cooperative Education and Internships at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century, Theories About Learning and Development in Cooperative Education and Internships;  Part II Beginning Phase of Research Projects; Getting Started and Achieving Buy-In: Co-op Education Is Continuous, Contextualized Learning, Identifying Resources:  Ethics in Cooperative Education, Researching in Cooperative Education: How a Practitioner Met the Challenge; Part III  Methods and Analysis; Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data: A Lifespan Study of Cooperative Education, Choosing a Research Instrument:  Investigating the Benefits of Cooperative Education, analyzing Data With Statistics: Business Internship Effects on Postgraduate Employment, How to Measure Complex Learning Processes: The Nature of Learning in Cooperative Education, Correlation Analysis in a Natural Experimental Design: Seeking the Opportune Grade Point Average Cutoff for Internships,  Issues in Case Study Methodology: Examining the Influences of Class Status on Cooperative Education Experiences;  Part IV  Dissemination, Use, and Application; Considering the Needs of Different Stakeholders: The Impact of Co-op Job Quality on Post-Graduation Earnings, Program Evaluation in a Business Environment: An Employer’s Journey with Cooperative Education, Dissemination of Research to Reform Practice: Fishing (and Lawyering) to Learn, Writing for Publication: Preparation of the Research Report; Part V Overriding Considerations; Using Theory in Research I: Understanding the Learning Experienced in Structured Internships in construction Engineering, Using Theory in Research II: Atypical Cross-Cultural Experiences that Lead to Growth, Program Assessment I: A Focused Approach to Measuring  Learning Outcomes, Program Assessment II: Cooperative Education Objectives Nestled in ABET EC2000 Criterion 3:  a-k, Ethical Issues in Experimental and Qualitative   Research; Part VI Implications for Research and Practice

Experiential Learning: Experience As The Source of Learning and Development (228 pgs)

  • David Kolb
  • Contents:  Part I  Experience and Learning; The Foundations of Contemporary Approaches to Experiential Learning, The Process of Experiential Learning; Part II  The Structure of Learning and Knowledge; Structural Foundations of the Learning Process, Individuality in Learning and the Concept of Learning Styles, The Structure of Knowledge; Part III  Learning and Development; The Experiential Learning Theory of Development,  Learning and Development in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Integrative Development


Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building the Ultimate Internship Program (137 pgs)

  •  Intern Bridge, Inc. / Richard Bottner
  •  Begins with background information on their research methodology, The Millennial Generation, and a Quick Reference Guide to Total Internship Management.  Chapters on: Defining Your Internship Program, Structuring An Internship Program, Supervisors, Marketing, Interviewing and Selection, Selection, On-Boarding, Off-Boarding, Compensation and Benefits, The Manager’s Guide to Coaching and Delivering Feedback to the College Intern, Program  Assessment, Increasing Diversity Within Intern Populations, Employment Law Issues for Internships.

Total Internship Management: Supervisor’s Handbook  (64 pgs)

  • Intern Bridge, Inc / Laura Szadvari
  • Chapters: Got Interns?, All the World’s a Stage (And You’re the Only Player), Be All That You Can Be (As An Internship Supervisor), All Aboard! Creating a First-Class Orientation, Internships: The Next Generation, Making the Grade:  Feedback and Evaluation and Assessment, Oh My!, (Ain’t it Good to Know That) You’ve Got a Mentor, And Now a Word From our Sponsors, Socrates, It’s the End of the Intern World As You Know It (And, He, You Actually Feel Fine)