What is the CDP?
The Career Discovery Project provides school-to-work internships at cultural institutions and businesses throughout New York City and Westchester County for blind and visually impaired high school and college students. CDP features person-centered placements, employment planning, and travel and job readiness support services.
CDP assists high school and college students to advance in paid, competitive internships that may lead to employment or self-employment. We offer opportunities beyond the clerical, mailroom and food service stereotypes. At work sites matched to students’ interests and travel support needs, our interns explore unique responsibilities including conducting museum touch tours, exhibit preparation, document transcription, customer service, and video editing. CDP is unique and it’s free. Some partner sites include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the Moving Image, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Queens Museum of Art.
How to get involved:
Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Internship Coordinators, and parents of high school and college students who are blind or visually impaired should contact our CDP Manager to learn more about joining us.
New York City cultural institutions should also contact our CDP Program Manager to join this rapidly growing program.
Jonathan Marin – Program Director