Project SEARCH | Springfield College
A collaborative partnership to better our community

Project SEARCH is a one-year unpaid internship program for individuals with disabilities

Project SEARCH interns

Project SEARCH at Springfield College, in collaboration with New England Business Associates and Department of Developmental Services, provides unique opportunities for job exploration and skill building to interns with the goal of obtaining a sustainable career. A nine-month unpaid internship program, Project SEARCH connects individuals with disabilities with area businesses to provide the interns marketable entry-level experience in the workforce.

Interns will participate in three, ten-week internships over nine months in various departments across campus, resulting in an improved understanding of the workforce and skills they will need to succeed. The interns will receive onsite training for their jobs while attending a daily class to help facilitate the transition from high school to a productive adult life.

To learn more about Project SEARCH and its history, please visit their website.

For more about the program at Springfield College, read the press release here.

For additional questions about Project SEARCH at Springfield College, please contact:

Ruth Poirier
Program Coordinator
(413) 821-9200 x118

Brian Benoit
Springfield College Project SEARCH Site Coordinator