The mission of Penn State Health Project SEARCH is to provide a business-led program where students with a wide range of developmental disabilities can learn relevant, marketable skills through innovative workforce and career development in an integrated setting with a goal for successful competitive employment of each Project SEARCH intern.
The Penn State Hershey Project SEARCH High School Transition Program features a unique, business-led, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace, Hershey Medical Center. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships. The goal for each student participant is competitive employment.
Apply today to participate in Project SEARCH!
The application for the 2023-2024 school year is still open! Apply now!
What is the goal?
With the goal of competitive employment, each student receives classroom instruction and hands-on experience through internships in up to three departments at Penn State Health. Employment searches are done throughout the program year to find suitable jobs within the intern’s community.
We are a partnership
Capital Area Intermediate Unit
PennState College of Medicine
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 717-531-0003 x 289893
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor