M Health Fairview Looking for Interns through Project SEARCH

M Health Fairview Looking for Interns through Project SEARCH

Caitlin Ingebritson is one of the many interns who had a positive experience while interning with M Health Fairview. Her favorite aspect of working at M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center was riding on the security vehicle known as “Beep Beep.” Caitlin’s experience was part of Project SEARCH, a program designed to support young adults with disabilities in achieving their goal of employment.

Interns in Project SEARCH participate in three 10-week rotations in various departments at the hospital, such as security, environmental services, nutrition services, supply chain, facilities, and clerical work. This experience not only introduces participants to different job roles but also helps them develop independence, responsibility, and identify their strengths and interests.

Project SEARCH at M Health Fairview Lakes Medical Center began in 2013, while M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital welcomed its second class of interns in September 2023. Melissa Siebenaler, a workforce pathway consultant at Ridges Hospital, highlighted the benefits of hosting Project SEARCH interns, stating that the program provides access to diverse talent and helps fill entry-level positions while increasing productivity and retention rates.

To learn more about the Project SEARCH program at M Health Fairview, visit their website or contact their team for more information.

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