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Career Discovery Project

What is the CDP?

The Career Discovery Project is a program that is designed to give visually impaired high school and college students the opportunity to work at cultural institutions around New York City. The CDP features a person-centered internship program, employment planning, and support services to provide assistance for blind and visually impaired individuals.

Our goal is to assist high school and college students to obtain, maintain, and advance in competitive internships that may lead to employment or self employment. At their respective work sites, our interns have engaged in activities such as animal touch tours at the New York Aquarium, discussing the moon and stars at the New York Hall of Science, reading to children at the Brooklyn Public Library, even designing in 3D at The Met!

How to get involved:

TVI teachers (teachers of the visually impaired), Internship Coordinators, and parents of blind or visually impaired high school or college students are encouraged to contact the CDP Program Manager if they know of someone who is interested and would benefit from this opportunity.

New York City cultural institutions that would like to be part of this rapid growing program should contact the CDP Program Manager for more information.

Contact:

Email Jonathan Marin – Program Manager and select option for Career Discovery Project

Phone: 917-645-7033