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Congratulations on your SEARCH!

Posted on June 15, 2017 by in The OFI Blog

Front row left to right: Albert Horvath, Dr. David Skorton, and Dr. Richard Kurin take a selfie with the 2016-2017 Project SEARCH interns

Project SEARCH, an internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities, was first implemented at the Smithsonian in September 2013. Immersed in a business environment for ten months, each new class of Project SEARCH interns works with Project SEARCH partners to develop skills for long-lasting success in the workplace.

In an afternoon ceremony on Friday, 6/9/17, this year’s interns were honored with graduation certificates as paper proof of their accomplishments. Several key Smithsonian figures, including Smithsonian Secretary Dr. David Skorton, Smithsonian Under Secretary for Finance & Administration/CFO Albert Horvath, and Smithsonian Acting Provost/Under Secretary for Museums & Research Dr. Richard Kurin, also took part in the program to congratulate the graduates.

Congratulations once again to the 2016-2017 Project SEARCH interns: Matthew Belew, Ricardo Bell, Kevin Brown, Ryan Brown, Daniel Fernicola, Ivan Leavens, Marco Macedo, Joshua Magnus, Kingston Roberts, and Joshua Sachs!

Detailed information about Project SEARCH and its mission can be found here.