Two Models

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We Have Two Distinct Internships:

High School Model & Adult Model

Find out which internship is the best fit for you!

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Model 1

High School

Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative is in partnership with CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs to provide the on-site internships for qualifying applicants. Interns will participant in a 9-month internship program that will consist of three 10 week rotations within the hospital setting. Individuals participating in this model must be in their last year of high school, qualify for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and must be attending one of following high school’s:

  • Fountain Lake High School
  • Lakeside High School (Hot Springs)
  • Hot Springs High School

Applicants must demonstrate independent personal hygiene and grooming skills, have appropriate behavior and be able to get around CHI St. Vincent independently. If accepted, applicant must have reliable transportation to and from CHI St. Vincent and must have an open case with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS). If applicant does not already have an open case with ARS, they will need to contact their local office at 501.623.4479 to begin the process.

Once your application is received, you will be mailed a letter with detailed entrance criteria and information regarding the next step.

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Model 2

Adult

Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative is in partnership with several businesses throughout the state that host the various internships. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, both located in Little Rock, Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Mercy Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. These sites provide the on-site internship for qualifying applicants. Interns will participate in a 9-month internship program that will consist of three 10 week rotations within the hospital setting. Individuals participating in this model should be between the ages of 18-35, have finished high school (or is scheduled to graduate at the end of the current school year), qualify for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and live anywhere within the state of Arkansas.

He or she must demonstrate independent personal hygiene and grooming skills, have appropriate behavior, be able to get around the host business site independently and have the desire to work competitively. Applicants must be Nicotine free 90 days prior to the start of the program and must remain nicotine free throughout the program. If accepted, the applicant must have reliable transportation to and from the host business site and must have an open case with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS).  If the applicant does not already have an open case with ARS, they will need to begin the process by calling 501.296.1600.

Once your application is received, you will be mailed a letter with detailed entrance criteria and information regarding the next step.

 

 

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Which model should I choose?

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Is your goal employment?
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Do you have a diagnosed disability?
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Are you a resident of Arkansas?
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Are you a current high school senior or graduate of the following schools:
Hot Springs High School, Fountain Lake High School or Lakeside High School (located in Hot Springs)?

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Are you between the ages 18-35 (if you are currently 17, will you turn 18 before August 1, 2019)
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Are you a high school senior?
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Do you wish to apply for the Hot Springs Project SEARCH program? (Current seniors of Hot Springs, Fountain Lake and Lakeside must attend the Hot Springs Program)
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Are you between the ages 18-35 (if you are currently 17, will you turn 18 before August 1, 2019)

You are currently not eligible.

If you have questions about why you aren’t eligible or if you think this response is in error, please contact Jenny Adams at 501.529.3139 or visit our contact page for more options.

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Statewide Programs

You are Eligible to apply for the Statewide Internship Program. Applications will be available until January 31st, 2019

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Hot Springs Program

You are Eligible to apply for the Hot Springs Internship Program. Applications will be available until January 31st, 2019

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