QUEST (Quality, Understanding, Excellence, Success and Training)

QUEST Internship Program for Persons with Disabilities

In partnership with the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), the QUEST Internship Program affords State agencies the opportunity to provide mentoring services for persons with disabilities.  To be eligible for the program, applicants must be clients of the Division of Rehabilitation Services.  

QUEST internships are voluntary and unpaid. Participants may receive DORS support for any expenses incurred over and above their usual living expenses because of participation in Quest, such as funds for transportation. Internships are typically three-month assignments in a Maryland State agency.  Positions may be full-time or part-time, and may be extended beyond the three-month period.

QUEST interns receive valuable training and experience, while enhancing their knowledge, skills and abilities.  Many successful participants of the program continue on to obtain careers in the public or private sectors.

Please contact your designated Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) counselor for more information. 


Courtney Mansouri,
QUEST Coordinator
Department of Budget and Management
301 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

This page is sponsored by the Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, Recruitment and Examination Division.



QUEST Internship Program for Persons
with Disabilities

  • In January of this year, the Recruitment and Examination Division (RED), Office of Personnel Services & Benefits, welcomed Claudia Smith from
    QUEST – an internship program that affords State agencies the opportunity to provide mentoring services for persons with disabilities.
  • Claudia Smith at Copy MachineClaudia signed up for QUEST through her field counselor at the Division of Rehabilitation Services under the Maryland State Department of Education.  While working for RED she provided clerical services including updating spreadsheets, making copies, stuffing envelopes and shadowing Human Resources Analysts.  The Recruitment and Examination Division was the second QUEST internship experience for Claudia.  She originally interned with the Department of Business and Economic Development where she was first introduced to working within a State agency environment. 
  • When asked what Claudia liked most about her QUEST internship experience, she stated:
  • Getting experience working in a State agency, seeing the actual process the State agency does and the pleasure of working with nice people.”