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New england association
for cooperative education and field experience




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Our Events:

At NEACEFE, our events are what set us apart.  Join us for our bi-annual events, including our Spring Collaborative and Annual Fall Conference.

Our events allow all members to network, discuss and learn best practices in our field from colleagues and employers.  These affordable and fun events take place here in New England.

Please see our upcoming events, and our "Past Events" sections to browse through our most recent events!

Stay tuned for future event information!

Need to update your membership?

Membership to NEACEFE is for a full-year, renewing on July 1st.  A bundle membership includes three (3) members of your organization at a nominal rate.

To update your membership, please select our "Membership" section!

Awards and more:

At each NEACEFE event, awards are given to an Outstanding Student, Employer, and/or NEACEFE member.

Know someone you'd like to nominate?  Select our "Awards" section for more.

New Online Programming: Café Sessions

Beginning in March 2018, Board members will facilitate bi-monthly Café sessions to create an online discussion forum regarding current topics in the field of experiential education. We look forward to engaging educators, employers, thought leaders, and students during the discussions. 

The March session will be facilitated by Rob Klaiber, NEACEFE President. 

Session and registration information forthcoming to membership. 

New News: Members Only Blog 

Visit Noteworthy News for online discussion

About Us:

NEACEFE (New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience) is an association which promotes the development and expansion of experiential education programs within New England high schools, colleges, and universities and the employers of their students. The Association has several basic goals:

  • Promote experiential education as an integral part of the education process.
  • Serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to experiential education between educators and employers.
  • Serve as a source of information to legislators and governmental agencies on the benefits of experiential education.
  • Design and offer professional development workshops and training to enhance the professional growth of our members.
  • Collaborate with other professional associations that have mutual interests.


NEACEFE turned 40 in 2016! 

 In the fall of 1976, a group of co-op directors and employers in New England recognized the need for a regional approach to foster the development and the expansion of cooperative education and field experience education programs. Their goal was to help experiential programs flourish in New England, and establish an organization where members could exchange ideas and share their unique experiences in the field.

Since that time, our membership has diversified to reflect the changing world of education and careers, incorporating all aspects of experiential education: co-op education, internships, field experience, community service, and career related job programs. Educational members come from high schools and two-/four-year, public/private, colleges/universities throughout the New England region, and other states. Employer members represent large and small corporate, governmental, and non-profit agencies.

NEACEFE invites new members to join us in our efforts to achieve our goals.

NEACEFE TURNED 40 in 2016!



Executive Secretary, Phyllis Williams-Thompson 

Tel: 413-265-2272

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