The Nebraska Medicine Bellevue Project SEARCH program was initiated in 2017 to create unpaid internship opportunities to help individuals with developmental disabilities gain knowledge and skills which could potentially lead to paid employment. This ten-month program targets Bellevue Public School students ages 18-21 who would benefit from total immersion in a business setting. Potential interns are in their last year of transition. 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 interns gain experience in a variety of settings: environmental services, general nutrition, facilities, access services, sterile processing, administrative support and outpatient rehabilitation.
This site continues to grow in the amount and types of internship sites available on campus. Project SEARCH prepares interns for employment on campus or in the community.
Ms. Renee Proksel
Project SEARCH Coordinator