The Department of Family Medicine welcomes Matt Mulligan, a student intern with Project SEARCH. In partnership with the Munroe-Meyer Institute, Project SEARCH “was initiated in 2015 to create unpaid internship opportunities to help individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities gain knowledge and skills which could potentially lead to paid employment.” Matt shared a little bit about himself and his experience so far.
By Matt Mulligan
My name is Matt Mulligan, I am 25-years-old and an aspiring writer. I was born in Omaha but now I live in Bellevue with my dad and stepmom.
I joined Project Search because I want to be able to get a job helping people. My first Project SEARCH job is in Family Medicine as a clerical assistant. I like this job because the people are friendly. They have been extremely nice. Sometimes work is hard because I have Asperger’s so I have a hard time paying attention.
My whole life I wanted to help people, mostly kids. I want to open a kid’s club for kids and teens to go after school. Outside of work, I am getting my GED and I hope to get into the Police Academy. I also play flag football and a little guitar. My love for mystery comes from reading, which I enjoy along with videos games and watching crime dramas like CSI, Law and Order, etc.
After my mom died I decided to turn my life around and make myself better. My life does not have an unknown future but a hopeful one.