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Abilis / Greenwich Hospital Project SEARCH:  Young Adults With Disabilities Can Find Employment Through Unpaid Internships  (SEE BELOW FOR APPLICATION) 

Project SEARCH is a nine-month internship program for students with disabilities, between the ages of 18-30, who seek competitive employment.

The program takes place at Greenwich Hospital where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process, as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Students participate in three, unpaid internships and explore a variety of career paths. Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, an Abilis job coach/developer and a Greenwich Hospital mentor.

The interns begin their day learning employability skills in a classroom at Greenwich Hospital.  After this classroom portion of the day, the interns move to their internship where they are taught distinct skills and receive feedback about their skill development. At the end of the day, the interns return to the classroom to reflect on their day, discuss challenges and evaluate progress.

With the help of Abilis and the Project Search team, interns utilize the skills they have learned to achieve competitive employment in the community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 18 – 30 years old
  • Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and Eligible for Dept. of Developmental Disabilities

Private Pay Options available 

For a Project SEARCH application, click here. Application Deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019.

Any questions, please contact Monica Smyth at (203) 324-1880 x 336 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..