Career exploration and opportunities in service, hospitality, and tourism for individuals with significant disabilities and barriers to employment.
The Bridge to Employment in Service and Tourism (B.E.S.T.) project provides career exploration in the hospitality, service and tourism industry through onsite training and placement in a hospitality, service or tourism setting for working-aged adults with significant disabilities and barriers to employment.
Our 16 week internship is hosted primarily at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with some rotations hosted by partners in the greater Knoxville metropolitan area.
Interns complete 3 weeks of orientation, 2-3 rotations in community integrated work place environments to increase skills for competitive employment, then spend the remaining 4 weeks seeking employment; all with the help of our Work-Based Learning Staff.