What is the CDP?
The Career Discovery Project is designed to provide assistance and the opportunity to work at cultural institutions throughout New York City and Westchester County for blind, visually impaired, and low vision high school and college students. The CDP features a person-centered internship program, employment planning, and support services.
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 had many unique responsibilities such as conducting museum touch tours, transcribing documents, customer service, exhibit preparation, and video editing! Some of our partner sites include The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of The Moving Image, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and the Queens Museum.
How to get involved:
TVI teachers (teachers of the visually impaired), Internship Coordinators, and parents of blind, visually impaired, and low vision 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.
Jonathan Marin – Program Director