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Nevada program provides internships to students with disabilities

Posted: 5:12 PM, Jul 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-28 20:12:43-04
Nevada program provides internships to students with disabilities

Students with disabilities have had a chance this summer to work for a variety of Nevada state agencies.

The program was created by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, in hopes of helping students with disabilities gain the skills they need after high school.

Through this six-week summer internship program, 43 students are working at these various state agency work sites learning specific job skills and general workplace behavior/etiquette that will help them become employed when they complete high school. The interns are paid through the program and are being provided any necessary workplace accommodations to be successful.

Some of the agencies which are participating, in addition to Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, include Pahrump Behavioral Health Clinic, State Treasurer’s office, Division of Parks, Fleet Services, UNLV Student Affairs, Nevada Highway Patrol, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Military, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Department of Taxation and Nevada Department of Veterans Services.