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Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is: 

  • A 9-month unpaid internship program for students and young adults with disabilities
    • Rotate through 3 internships; 4-5 hours/day
    • Instruction focused on job preparation and soft skills
  • Goal – competitive integrated employment for at least 16 hours a week above minimum wage
  • Business led with support from community partners
  • Supported by a sustainable braided funding model

Project SEARCH team works with participants to provide support and accommodations as needed for success.

Participants have a unique opportunity to immerse themselves into the workplace, learning in real-life settings & developing transferrable job skills­.

Benefits to Young Adults

  • Acquire competitive, transferable, and marketable job skills
  • Gain increased independence, confidence and self-esteem
  • Obtain on-the-job support, instruction and feedback throughout the program

Benefits to Business

  • Access to diverse talent pool with skills to match labor needs
  • Increased performance and retention in high turnover, entry level positions
  • Interns and employees with disabilities serve as role models for others

Inside Project SEARCH at Froedtert Hospital


Applications are now open for all host sites!

To apply for CEO’s Project SEARCH  fill out the application below and follow the submission instructions of the Project SEARCH host site of your choice or contact us directly to get in touch with a Project SEARCH specialist for placement assistance.
Contact Us To Apply

Project SEARCH host sites include:

Children's Wisconsin logo
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

(Hybrid Program for Students and Young Adults)

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin logo
Froedtert Hospital

(Adult Program Only)

ProHealth Care logo
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital

(Hybrid Program for Students and Young Adults)

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