LIFE Scholars participate in campus and community internships during their final year of the program to prepare them for competitive employment upon graduation.       

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The Project SEARCH internship model is used to engage students in meaningful work experiences to gain marketable and transferable skills in their chosen career path.  The students:

  • Participate in daily classroom instruction
  • Complete two, 10-week internships in campus or community businesses
  • Learn complex and systematic tasks
  • Gain confidence and independence
  • Develop professional relationships

Student interns work in campus and community businesses with on-site support from LIFE Scholars program staff and a business mentor.  Interns graduate with a career portfolio, which includes a visual resume, letters of recommendation and competency profile.

LIFE Scholars also work part-time on campus during their first two years of the program to gain work experience prior to their internship year.

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