This book is jam-packed with important information that would really help a young person to feel less anxious about the internship process thereby making them more successful! I really wish that I had had something like this when I was going through my different internships… Each individual chapter is extremely clear, thorough, and appealing. It is really spelled out for the reader, which is great.

And it should be required reading starting in Junior year of high school!

Zoe Wolf
Co-Director Plain Talk Cape Cod
Director of Mentorship

This book is awesome! It really gives students guidance as to what they can expect and gain in an internship. It is the written “mentor” that students are looking for as they embark on their internship.

Paige Ferraguto
Human Resource Consultant




Internships for Today’s World: A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges

Educators and employers are increasingly concerned that too many young people do not have the skills needed to succeed as they enter the world of work and higher education. A well-structured, robust internship can help students build those critical work and life skills. Under the protective umbrella of their school students are able to explore and test out potential careers, develop real life, transferrable skills, apply their knowledge in the real world, strengthen relationships with adults and gain a clearer vision of career and educational opportunities. Until now, not much has been available to guide the internship development process. This book is a resource providing the tools needed to develop a quality internship program — linking classroom learning to the real world.

The authors describe practical, field-tested practices, implementation guidelines developed through research, best practices, and all other elements necessary for a quality internship program in high schools and community colleges, from start-up to sustainability. Internships for Today’s World is for all those who are concerned today’s young people need a way to develop the skills that will help them succeed in the future.



Internships offer students unique opportunities to learn the skills they need to thrive in a global knowledge economy. Every high school and college in America needs an internship program, and this important book is a unique and vital resource for accomplishing this goal.

Tony Wagner, Harvard University
Author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators

We have known for some time that learning by doing can be powerful. In this compelling new book the authors remind us that internships can provide a highly effective means for student to learn new skills and prepare them for today’s work place. With several useful examples and practical insights this book will serve as an invaluable resource for those who seek to revitalize schools through the creative use of internships.

Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D.
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development
Executive Director,
Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
New York University