Project SEARCH Arizona Now Recruiting Young Adults for the 2019/2020 Program at Banner UMC Tucson Campus

Project SEARCH helps high school students and young adults who have significant disabilities acquire work skills and be competitive for employment in the community upon program completion. The program runs for nine months and totally immerses interns in a business setting through a series of three rotations in various departments within a host business. It also includes instructional time for reinforcement of employment skills and career exploration opportunities — all while providing on-site skills instruction and accommodations design, as needed, to support the goal of obtaining competitive community employment.

Interns at Banner University Medical Center (UMC) −Tucson Campus may rotate in the following areas: kitchen/café, culinary and nutrition tray line, inpatient pharmacy, materials management, patient transport, sterile processing, facilities management, nursing units, critical decision unit, Pivirotto Wellness Center, housekeeping/environmental Services. New intern applications for the Young Adult Program are being accepted now through February 28, 2019 for Banner UMC−Tucson Campus. Eligible young adults must be 18 to 28 years of age and have already exited high school, and be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and approved for participation by their VR Counselor, among other criteria. For a full list of eligibility criteria, read the full application and program guide. Young adults interested in applying must submit an email request to Applicants need an e-mail account to initiate the application process. Once the request is received, more required contact information will be asked for. When the required information is submitted, applicants will receive a link to complete the appropriate online form.

Key Dates and Information:

  • All application materials, including required documents, must be submitted by Thursday, February 28, 2019, for applicant consideration in the first selection cycle of the 2019/2020 program year.
  • If applicants and/or family members require technology-related assistance with the online application process or would benefit from English/Spanish translation assistance, please feel free to contact Lupita Loftus, Sonoran UCEDD Administrative Assistant at 520-626-0442.
  • Program staff will contact applicants for whom all materials have been submitted by the February 28th deadline to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will take place during the month of March 2019.
  • Applicants will receive selection notification by Friday, April 5, 2019.

To access the full Application and Program Guide and more information visit:

We want to thank our partners and host sites for supporting Project SEARCH and the shared goal of increasing employment opportunities for young people with disabilities!