• Oklahoma City Public Schools Project SEARCH at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center



    Project SEARCH is a high school internship program for Senior students with disabilities. 


    Project SEARCH  provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help youth make a successful transition from school to productive adult life.  Each intern will participate in three job rotations in different departments at Integris Southwest Medical Center.  This is a year long program, following the Oklahoma City Public Schools calendar. 


    Dates to Remember: 

    • Applications are due by 
    •  Interviews held at Westwood Student Support Services

               1701 Exchange Ave, Okc, OK    


    •  Participant selection completed 


    •  Letter sent to interns' families 


    •  State ID and up-to-date vaccinations   

    The program involves an extensive period of training and career exploration, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from the teacher, job coach, and mentors at Integris.  The ultimate goal for each intern is to be placed in a job at a business site in the community.



    Eligibility -- Each intern must:

    • Have a current IEP
    • Have completed all credits needed for graduation
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be eligible for services from Dept of Rehabilitation Services
    • Have independent daily  living skills
    • Maintain appropriate behavior and social skills in the work place
    • Be able to take direction from supervisor and mentor
    • Be able to communicate effectively
    • Have previous work experience (including school, volunteer and/or paid)
    • Use public transportation when available to ensure success in accessing transportation independently
    • Be able to pass drug/alcohol screens, background checks and have immunization up to date
    • Have the desire and plan to work competitively in the community at the conclusion of the Project Search Program.


    Frequently Asked Questions about Project SEARCHhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_GMgmHZUaxFZnT-KNK5C7qM_Du4pqDDVJdhKI_mtb9I/edit


    Application for Project SEARCH: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGfGv10lhbm9vY3tCPmfjgDXWranaAtAHeSUCUTiBgId--Lw/viewform


    Project SEARCH Informational Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X5Brab5i-I&t=283s


    For more information, contact:


    Mary Crook  mkcrook@okcps.org

    Jeff Newton  jwnewton@okcps.org

    Shelley Conallis   sjconallis@okcps.org

    Kennda Miller   klmiller@okcps.org