Stanford Project SEARCH Interns

Through the program, interns are able to improve their behavioral and social skills, and develop the confidence necessary to succeed. They also pick up valuable job skills through experiences such as performing data entry and clerical work, assisting guests, patients, scanning and digitizing CDs, working in the gift shop, assisting nursing staff, and helping in the cafeteria.

Hope offers two ongoing Project SEARCH collaborations:

  • A partnership with Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center and Fremont Union High School District which runs  February-December, and
  • A partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the Palo Alto Unified School District which runs August/September-June.

Program graduates have gone on to experience high employment rates in a variety of industries and jobs including:

  • biotech
  • hi-tech
  • restaurant
  • retail
  • Hospital EVS services
  • Hospital food service

One graduate has even passed the California CNA course and is hoping to get a job in Maternal, Delivery or Child care at a hospital.

Meet Some of Our Graduates