Internship/Temporary Work (I/TW) is a time-limited, paid work experience. This service is designed to provide DVR consumers in-depth knowledge of day-to-day work requirements in a competitive integrated setting. Possible purposes may be to try out a job, determine an appropriate vocational goal, determine needs for rehabilitation technology or job accommodations, assist with work hardening, or develop a current work reference or new skills.
|Internship/Temporary Work Experience (I/TW)||Time-limited, paid experience in a competitive integrated work environment.||60 days from authorization||
Paid upon completion of I/TW
Note: A DVR Authorization for Services is required before any Customized Employment services begin.
An Internship/Temporary Work Experience (I/TW) will typically range from two weeks to three months and should not exceed 90 calendar days. The timeframe for the temporary work placement should be individualized, based on consumer and employer input and the purpose of the placement.
Temporary work services should not be provided for the purpose of maintenance (i.e., to meet the financial needs of the consumer). Consumers should not work more than 40 hours per week or earn overtime during an I/TW.
I/TWs should only be added to an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) after deliberate consideration of how it will advance the consumer toward competitive integrated employment. The service provider, DVR, and the consumer must understand and agree on the stated purpose of the internship before the work experience begins.
Each I/TW site should be developed individually for each consumer based on their skills, interests, and the
I/TWs may be used as a stand-alone service or in conjunction with Systematic Instruction, Supported Employment, Job Search and Hire, or other services.
When an I/TW site is developed, the service provider must submit a proposal to the consumer and DVR for approval. The consumer and DVR must agree the site is an appropriate placement, consistent with technical specifications and the consumer's job goal.
See the full 2020-2022 DVR Statewide Service Fee Structure.
|$625||Internship/Temporary Work Placement
Payable upon delivery of acceptable service and timely report(s) within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the last day of the placement. Monthly reports are due to DVR within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the previous month of service for the length of the placement. Fee provided covers site set-up and ongoing worksite monitoring costs. Prevailing wages to the consumer are authorized separately to a contracted Employer of Record service. Initiation of ongoing service and report not to exceed 60 days from issue of service authorization.
The service provider cannot receive payment for an I/TW at their place of employment or as a sub-contractor of their place of employment, unless approved in advance by DVR Management.
The service provider will obtain the balance of the Hire payment for the Job Search Hire fee if the I/TW becomes a permanent job placement.
If the full term of the I/TW is not completed, or the consumer does not start, the provider may be eligible for payment if:
An exception will need to be approved by either the WDA Director or Supervisor:
DVR may choose to deny a proposal for an I/TW with an employment site if the reason for the employer request is based solely on the disability of the consumer.