The application cycle for 2020-2021 is currently closed. We will be accepting applications again starting in September 2020.

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How to apply

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. Professional trainees 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

To apply, please complete this online application »

Positions for paid long-term applicants in the fields of psychology, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology are currently OPEN.

Applications 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.