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High School Students with Disabilities: Apply to Project Search Internship Program by Jan. 17

Dec. 11, 2019

Interns from the Project Search job training program

The Project SEARCH program is a unique one-year school-to-work program specifically for Wake County Public School System high school students with disabilities who are currently served in Extended Content Classrooms and whose goal is competitive employment.


The program takes place at Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/RTP in Cary, where total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process, as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills.


Program interns are on-site at the business the full school day for the entire academic year. They will engage in three internships to explore a variety of career options. 


The program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help students with disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life. The goal for each intern is competitive employment in an integrated setting following completion of the Project SEARCH program.


Applications must be submitted by Jan. 17. Download the application form.


The program is open to high school students with disabilities who are currently served in Extended Content Classrooms.

. The order of selection will be:

  • Students who desire to immediately gain competitive employment at completion of the
    Project SEARCH Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/RTP program
  • Oldest students (18-22 age range) with priority given to those approaching their 22nd
  • Students who have finished all high school credit requirements
  • Students who will benefit from participation in a variety of internships
  • Students who are interested in using public transportation to access work and the local


Parent Information Night is Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Raleigh Durham/RTP, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary. RSVP by Jan. 6 to


For more information, contact Carolyn Penn at 919-602-2172 or