Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is an internship program that places young adults with special needs in a real working environment, giving them skills to prepare for the workforce. The goal of the program is community-based employment for clients. Through total workplace immersion, clients experience a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training obtained through strategically designed internships. While at their internships, participants receive follow-along job support services with the goal of becoming independent at their sites. Internships take place at Mercy Medical Center.

This program is available only to Des Moines Public School Students. If interested, please contact Intake Coordinator Renee Bell at or calling 515-309-1783. 

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