Project SEARCH

Through a continuing partnership among UMB, the Arc Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System, and the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Project SEARCH is a model in workforce and career development for adults and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

This program creates internships for high school students to learn employable skills within the campus. It improves the student’s probability of being employable and enhances University awareness of the potential of people with disabilities.

UMB was selected by Maryland Works as the “2008 State Employer of the Year” for employing people with disabilities. Its goal is to increase the number of internships of students served each year, which has resulted in the hiring of some of the students. It also has broadened the scope throughout the University System of Maryland and the surrounding community. In 2010, the University of Maryland Medical Center joined UMB in this beneficial program.

UMB’s participation in Project SEARCH strengthens the University’s commitment to build an inclusive and diverse campus community. For more information about establishing an internship or hiring a graduate, contact Tameka Harry, Program Manager, 410-706-7486 (office) or 443-784-6646 (cell).

Project SEARCH News

Project SEARCH Ceremony Features Grads, Gratitude

June 06, 2019

UMB's Project SEARCH graduation ceremony featured a mix of revelry and reunion on June 3, with the Class of 2019 celebrating completion of the internship program and former students joining the festivities to share their success stories.

Celebration, Inspiration at Project SEARCH Graduation

June 1, 2018
Eighteen student interns graduate from collaborative job training program that’s called "an unforgettable journey."

Turning Challenges Into Victories

April 2018
UMB’s Housekeeping Department has seen great benefits from the Project SEARCH program.‌

Project SEARCH Grads Conquer Labels

June 01, 2017

The 16 graduates of Project SEARCH’s Class of 2017 wore ear-to-ear smiles in a ceremony at the SMC Campus Center.

She’s a Big Help in a Little Package

August 08, 2016

Mikeia Jones is making a huge impact in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology.