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Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a person-centered, school-to-work internship program for youth that is based in the community. Participants do not receive compensation for their participation in the Project SEARCH program, but they do receive valuable job training and work experience based on a person-centered approach, which consists of one-to-one job coaching.

Project SEARCH Sites

The traditional Project SEARCH model offers internships that are approximately nine months in duration, typically within a hospital setting, with jobs focusing on training or jobs that are complex yet routine in nature.

Project SEARCH Curriculum

Youth Internship Opportunities PAThe combination of classroom curriculum and onsite training focuses on learning skill acquisition, professional responsibility, and self-advocacy; increasing independent, effective communication; confident problem solving; planning and managing a career; and dressing for success.

Each student typically will work three rotations in various departments with the intention of gaining the necessary skills that will lead to paid employment.


KenCrest currently runs its Project SEARCH programs in conjunction with Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, PA and GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville, PA.

Innovative Growth

 Employment for Youth with DisabilitiesIn conjunction with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, KenCrest’s Project SEARCH initiated the first group of students in the state of Pennsylvania to work in “Big Pharma” in 2017 with GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville, PA.

Click here to learn more about the national Project SEARCH program.


For more information, please contact Allison Smale at or call 610-941-7012, x2430.

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