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Project SEARCH

An innovative, business-driven, transition program for young adults with disabilities

The goal for individuals in Project SEARCH is to develop job and social skills through on-site internship experiences that lead to competitive employment in the community.

Building Independence: Project SEARCH Overview

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Project SEARCH benefits young adults through:

  • Career exploration, training and internship experience
  • Experience in a community organization and workplace culture
  • Development of job skills and independence
  • Work-based learning that promotes:
    • Problem-solving
    • Teamwork
    • Social relationships

We're excited to announce that we are in our second year at our Project SEARCH location—the Milwaukee County Zoo. This unique and diverse transition experience is available to young people between the ages of 18-24 years old who are motivated to work in the community.

Internship rotations at the Milwaukee County Zoo include:

  • Zoological Society
  • Welcome Center & Guest Services
  • Food Service
  • Small Mammal Building
  • Aviary
  • Aquatic & Reptile Center
  • Environmental Services
  • Grounds & Maintenance
  • Animal Commissary & Health Center
  • Gift Shop/Novelties
  • Warehouse

Project SEARCH at the Milwaukee County Zoo
is beginning recruitment for the 2018 year!

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For more information on this program contact Christine Schulz, or (414) 847-1954.
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