About Christiana Care

Project SEARCH

Christiana Care Health System is part of a nationally recognized program dedicated to workforce development focused on individuals with significant barriers to employment. It generates partnerships with businesses that work to benefit the individual, community and the workplace.

Our partners in Project SEARCH are POW&R (Productive Opportunities for Work & Recreation), CIS (Community Integrated Services), Red Clay Consolidated School District and the State of Delaware’s  Department of Education and Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Praise for Project SEARCH Christiana Care

“Our experience with Project Search has been very positive. We’ve seen a change in our daughter that shows more confidence, willing to learn and make new friends. We’re very impressed how everyone is willing to help her overcome obstacles and work with her whenever an issue arises. We think this is a great opportunity for the kids to experience and think this will be a great success.”
Parent of student intern

“I am honored and inspired to work with such a dedicated group of young adults.  Each day I am impressed at their ability to adapt and learn in such rich and engaging work environments throughout Christiana Hospital.  I am very proud of the students’ dedication and willingness to use previously learned skills as well as explore, practice, and refine new employability skills.”
Instructor

“Project SEARCH has not been just a job for me; it’s been an eye opening experience. It is a dynamic concept that brings out the best in everyone. The departments at Christiana Care embrace the student interns and make them an integral part of their staff. It’s great to witness the progress the students make every day.”
Skills trainer

“I really enjoy getting up and going to work each day. I know how much my team needs me to do my job carefully and correctly in the Operating Room.”
Student intern

“I enjoy working every day. I look forward to coming to the hospital and talking to the staff and patients. My mentor and job coach treat me like I am already a staff member. My future goal is to work in the Operating Room. Having the opportunity to intern in the hospital will give me experience to meet my goals in life.”
Student intern

Project SEARCH intern application:

Download the application as a Word document. (document attached to e-mail)
Download the application as a PDF file. (document attached to e-mail)

Please submit the completed application to:

Lakia Belcher
School to Work Transition Specialist
Special Services, Red Clay School District
1502 Spruce Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805
Lakia.Belcher@redclay.k12.de.us

Project SEARCH coordinators at Christiana Care:

Nicole D’Ambrosio
Talent Advisor, Talent Acquisition Strategy
302-623-1291
nicole.m.dambrosio@christianacare.org

Angie Hansen
Project Search Instructor
302-733-5985
ahansen@christianacare.org