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Colin's Story: Seeing a World of Career Opportunities

17 Dec 2019


“They made me feel part of the family,” that’s how Colin described working as an intern at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Colin was an important part of the team, supporting staff by scanning paperwork, preparing documents for laserfiche and doing other computer work. “I learned to work with Adobe Acrobat,” said Colin. Colin also learned he liked a variety of work during his internship at DEED, which ended in late November.

Colin is an intern through Project Search, an innovative initiative that introduces young people with disabilities to a variety of employment opportunities. Katie Borne is a Project Search Instructor who works with Colin and other Project Search interns when they first start a new assignment at a State of Minnesota office or agency. Katie has worked with interns who work in the Governor’s Office, Veterans Affairs, the Department of Administration and other state offices and agencies, including DEED.

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