We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 training year! Please see below for the available positions and application deadlines.

Application for all LEND Trainee Positions (except Psychology Training positions)

Psychology-Research / LEND Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 position available - 50% Research/50% LEND) - UC Davis MIND Institute, Psychology Research / Northern California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program

LEND Long-Term, Medium & Advanced-medium Application Due Date:

LEND Speech Language Clinical Fellowship Application Due Date:

Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 positions available - 75% Clinical Psychology/25% LEND) -UC Davis MIND Institute Psychology Training (APPIC Member Program) / Northern California
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program:

  • Applications are now closed for these positions.
  • These positions have a separate application process found here.

For additional information on application status, interview dates, and final selection, please contact hs-lend@ucdavis.edu.

NOTE: We are only accepting applicants who will be residing in California at the time of their LEND Training Year.

How to apply

To apply, please complete our online form

Applicants: Training those from underrepresented groups, including non-professional family members and persons with disabilities, is a very high priority. Graduate or post-graduate participants, family members, and self-advocates are welcome to apply. Long-term trainees (Trainees completing at least 300 hours in the trainee year) will be accepted only from the following disciplines: clinical or school psychology, social work, child psychiatry, pediatrics, speech/language pathology, physical therapy, education including special education, genetics, public health, and nursing.

Benefits to being a LEND trainee

There are many benefits to being a LEND trainee including:

  • Opportunity to participate in a state of the art clinical and community training experience with one-to-one faculty mentoring
  • Unique chance to learn with a group of students from other disciplines
  • Stipend payment (for some trainees)
  • Focused training on leadership skills and competencies, including opportunities in advocacy
  • Training in evidence-based practices and family-centered and culturally-sensitive care for underserved children and families in underrepresented communities

Appointment and Stipend

Financial stipends are available to support up to nine long-term trainees, including fulltime trainees. Additional long-term trainees will be considered who meet all criteria and do not require a stipend. Medium-term trainees, including Advanced Medium-term trainees, will not receive stipends.

Application Process

All LEND positions are currently open. See above for details.

After applications have been submitted, they will be reviewed by the LEND faculty team. Applicants meeting initial requirements will be contacted for a semi-structured interview with one or more faculty members. The discipline director will review applicant credentials and/or experience and interview the applicant. Final decisions will be communicated to the applicant via email.