Project SEARCH

The SDSU Brookings Project SEARCH program is a unique business-led transition program for young adults with disabilities. Interns who want to work have the chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The goal of the Project SEARCH program is to achieve competitive employment for each intern after graduation.

Project SEARCH is an internship program that affords young adults with disabilities the opportunity to put employability skills into practice. For five days a week, interns report to the host business (SDSU) and learn employability skills in the classroom and job skills while participating in three targeted internships. They receive support with accommodations, adaptations, and on-the-job skills training. Young adults who have completed all high school academic requirements required for graduation may apply for enrollment in Project SEARCH, and will receive their diploma upon completion of the program. Participants must be 18 to 21 years old.

Career Advantage provides the program’s Skills Trainer (Job Coach) who is on site, working closely with each intern over the course of the year. After completing Project SEARCH, Career Advantage will continue to provide employment support to help ensure each intern’s success.


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The SDSU Brookings Project SEARCH application, handbook, calendar, intern slideshow, contact information and more can be found at their website located HERE.

The SDSU Brookings Project SEARCH program is a collaborative effort between the Brookings School District, SDSU, The Division of Rehabilitation Services and Advance/Career Advantage.