Project SEARCH

Project Search Graduates 2017

The UNMC Nebraska Medicine Project SEARCH program was initiated in 2015 to create unpaid internship opportunities to help individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities gain knowledge and skills which could potentially lead to paid employment. This 10-month program targets job seekers 20 years of age and older who benefit from total immersion in a business setting. Potential interns are either in their last year of transition or already receiving adult developmental disability day (vocational) services. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through three 10-week internship site rotations. A successful outcome for an intern is competitive employment. Project SEARCH students gain experience in a variety of settings:

This site continues to grow in the amount of internship sites available on campus. Project SEARCH prepares interns for employment on campus or in the community.

Project SEARCH collaborative partners:

The UNMC Nebraska Medicine Project SEARCH site is the largest in the state of Nebraska. This is the only mixed site, consisting of transition-age students and adults 21 years of age and older. Currently, there are 15 students enrolled in the 2017-2018 class.

For more information about the program and admission process, please contact Tara Harper at (402) 559-5722. Recruitment information will be available on MMI’s Facebook page in January.

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