Individual programs will resume services based on host business capacity. Please check back often for updates.
This nationally acclaimed nine month, unpaid internship program provides employability training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program partners with local businesses who are committed to integrating the interns into their workplace culture.
Email [email protected] for more information.
OPEN NOW - City of Salem in Marion County
- Start date: March 6, 2023
- Virtual information event: Nov. 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. To register, click here.
- In-person information event at Salem Library: Jan. 11, 2023. To register, please email [email protected]
- Applications due: Jan. 20, 2023. Click here for the application.
- Candidates notified of selection: Feb. 10, 2023
- Signing day: Feb. 22, 2023
Multnomah County I/DD Services Division
- Started October 3, 2022
On hold - Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center
On hold - Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center
A typical Project Search year
Interns spend three months working in three different departments in a host business. They spend the first hour of their six hour day in a classroom learning valuable job skills, such as: team building, workplace safety, self-advocacy, financial literacy, and more.
Each intern works on a fully integrated team.
A mentor offers advice and feedback in real-time to the intern while they work together. Two skills trainers are on-site to work with the interns, focusing on mastering difficult tasks and building any job aids or accommodations they may need.
The day ends back in the classroom for journaling and a daily debriefing, focusing on successes and challenges of the day with a plan for the following day.