Project SEARCH

What is Project SEARCH?

Project SEARCH Indiana is an internship program which provides training and work opportunities leading to permanent employment for young adults with disabilities. 18-24 year olds are provided with quality, paid and unpaid internship experiences at local businesses. Through Project SEARCH Indiana, participants can experience innovative employment and career development opportunities.

This program is based on a partnership that includes Cook Inc., Ivy Tech, Stone Belt, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Indiana University Institute on Disability and Community. Participants meet on-site at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington and Cook, Inc. Individuals learn specific job skills, workplace social skills, interviewing skills, and other soft skills needed for employment.

Candidates for Project SEARCH should:

— be between the ages of 18 and 24
— be willing to work at least 20 hours a week
— applied and found eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Indiana
— be able to meet the specific hiring requirements of their employer
(drug screen, 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 opportunities available. A new session of Project SEARCH Indiana starts approximately every nine months.

A Glimpse at Project SEARCH


2815 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Phone:       812-332-2168
Toll-Free:  888-332-2168
TDD:            812-323-4632
Fax:             812-323-4610

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