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The Cocking internship

Lance Kennedy-Phillips, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between an internship supervisor, Walter D. Cocking, and the 13 interns he supervised between 1949 and 1960. Transcripts from interviews with the interns conducted between 1980 and 1982 were the basis of the study. The findings provide information on key aspects of the internship and detail the careers of the interns and Walter D. Cocking. ^ Instrumental to the success of the internship was the vast professional network Cocking developed during his career in education. Through this network, Cocking was able to expose the interns to some of the greatest minds in the field of education. The skills the interns had before the internship and the work environment Cocking created contributed to defining the internship experience. To support the findings of this study a review of relevant literature pertaining to leadership, mentoring, and internship programs is included. ^

Subject Area

Education, Higher

Recommended Citation

Kennedy-Phillips, Lance, "The Cocking internship" (2005). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3163992.