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Project Search - Indiana

Last Update:11/21/2017
Contact:Jackie Tijerina
Title:Center on Community Living and Careers
Address:1905 North Range Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
County:Entire State
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Modeled on a nationally recognized program developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Project SEARCH provides transition-age students with quality, unpaid internship experiences in preparation for competitive employment – jobs
in the “real world.” Through Project SEARCH Indiana, students in transition – those with disabilities who are in their last year of high school – can experience innovative employment and career development opportunities.

Working with teams of employment service providers, school systems, and local businesses, Project SEARCH student interns develop a variety of skills, including:

  • Specific job skills
  • The ability to respond to employer expectations
  • Workplace social skills
  • Interviewing skills
Program Description

Candidates for Project SEARCH should:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be in their last year of school
  • be willing to work at least 20 hours a week
  • have applied and be found eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Indiana
  • be able to use non-school transportation options
  • be able to meet the specific hiring requirements of their employer (e.g., drug screens, immunizations, etc.)
  • have already met all high school certificate/diploma requirements

Candidates are selected based on the above criteria. There are a limited number of Project SEARCH opportunities available. Ideally, candidates should apply in their next-to-last year of high school.


Braided funding model--school systems(s), vocational rehabilitation, employer.

Transition to Adulthood
Vocational Assessment/Training
Counties Serviced
Entire State
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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