While Project SEARCH can benefit a number of people, there are certain practical, medical and legal guidelines that must be met before someone enrolls in the program. Project SEARCH interns must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school
  • Meet eligibility requirements for Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and have an open OVR case
  • Independent personal hygiene and grooming skills
  • Independent daily living skills
  • Maintain appropriate behavior and social skills in the workplace
  • Take direction and feedback
  • Communicate effectively
  • Independent transportation and/or utilize public transportation when available for travel to and from Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital or work-site as necessary
  • Desire and plan to work competitively in the community at least 20 hours per week at the conclusion of the Project SEARCH program

Please note: Acceptance into the Project SEARCH program is contingent upon a satisfactory health screening to include substance abuse testing and flu shot, if required based upon the time of year. If the applicant fails the substance testing portion of the health screening, they must wait 12 months to reapply to Project SEARCH. Acceptance into Project SEARCH is also contingent upon background checks to include child abuse clearance and other clearances as required by Main Line Health.

To apply for Project SEARCH or to get more information, contact the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Project SEARCH Program Coordinator at 484.596.5406.

Download and print an intern application (PDF)

Application timelines

Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital

Lankenau Medical Center

March 16, 2020 class May 18, 2020 class
Interview days:
January 16, 2020
Late January
Early February
Interview days:
March 18, 2020
Early April
Mid April
July 27, 2020 class September 28, 2020
Interview days:
June 3, 2020
Mid June
Late June
Interview days:
August 5, 2020
Mid August
Late August