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New York Presbyterian - Queens

New York Presbyterian - QueensProject SEARCH at New York Presbyterian – Queens is a high school transition program serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the NYC area, primarily Queens. Through a combination of classroom learning and 20 hours of internship opportunities per week, students spend a year gaining employability skills through the hospital with the end goal of employment in the community.

Types of internships offered

  • Environmental & Linen services
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Radiology
  • Materials management
  • Transport Department
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Medical record
  • Physical Therapy

Typical Daily Schedule

8:00 – classroom

9:00 – department internship

Noon (approximate) – lunch based on department need and mentor schedule

1:00 – return to internship

2:00 to 2:40 – classroom activities

Partners Involved

  • AHRC-NYC
  • ACCES-VR
  • 721Q – District 75
  • New York Presbyterian - Queens
  • OPWDD

Contact Information

Lisa Arbisi
718-760-1283
larbisi@schools.nyc.gov