The Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence program (short)

The Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence (IEEI) program provides experience for students with disabilities in their fields of study that could potentially aid them in securing a job in the future. A partnership between Eskenazi Health and the Office of Disability Services at Ball State University, IEEI was launched in 2013 and has grown in size each year. Interns have worked in various fields including information services, palliative care, wellness, physical therapy and public relations. The program provides interns the opportunity to gain professional, real-world experience as they work on projects that allow them hands-on opportunities while, at the same time, benefitting Eskenazi Health as a whole. Additionally, interns also get paid for their work, some earning college credit as well. This IEEI program is supported by a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; the Hoover Family Foundation; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate; and Lilly Endowment, Inc. To learn more about the Eskenazi Health Initiative for Empowerment and Economic Independence, please call 317.880.3360.

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