Project SEARCH



    The Project SEARCH high school transition program is a one-year internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. It is targeted for students whose goal is competitive employment. The Guilford County programs are located at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and High Point Medical Center.  Accepted students are immersed in the workplace to facilitate the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills.  Students participate in three 10-week, unpaid internships to explore a variety of career paths. 

    The students work with a team that includes their family, a special education teacher, North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff, and supported employment specialists who assist the student during this important transition from school to work. With this support, the students will define their employment interests and goals, build their vocational skills, and find competitive employment.


    Project SEARCH Important Dates:

    • March 22: Student and Family Information Session
      6:00 – 7:00 pmInterested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this virtual information session.

    In person: Definition Church, 1806 Merritt Dr., Greensboro, NC 27407

    OR, if preferred:

    Join the Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 873 1766 0571
    Passcode: sV8Lw5


    • April 7: Applications Due
      Completed packets must be received/postmarked by:   4/07/2022 via mail, fax or email
      Mail Packets to and Contact for Additional Information:
      Lyndsey Herring, Ed.D
      Transition Coordinator, Exceptional Children Services
      Guilford County Schools
      604 E. Main Street
      Jamestown, NC 27282
      Office: (336) 454-7440 Ext. 458201
      Fax: (336) 454-4035
      Email:  herrink@gcsnc.com


      ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND Submitted TOGETHER FOR CONSIDERATION - You may ask your child’s teacher to assist you with completion of the application


    • April 28 and April 29: Student Interviews

    Students who are chosen for interviews will be given a date, location and time for an interview that will include a working interview.  

    Interview location has not be determined at this time.    


    • May 6: Letter of Acceptance

    A letter will be sent to each student indicating whether they are accepted into the Project SEARCH program.




    Project Search Student Application

    Project Search Student Application - Fillable

    Project Search Teacher Assessment Part A (revised 2021) 

    Project Search Teacher Assessment Part B (revised 2021)


    National Project SEARCH Website



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