LEND trainees working on a team building exercise together outside at the Browne Center

Applications are accepted beginning in December, for the following academic year. Complete application packets will be reviewed by our team. Interviews will be scheduled with eligible applicants beginning in late January. This process will continue until all spaces have been filled.

“I am so glad I made the decision to apply to be a LEND trainee. This program was just what I needed to challenge myself to learn more & do better - with the perfect amount of support mixed with self-reflection and independent work. My Friday mornings won't be the same" ~2022 LEND graduate

Thinking about applying? Applications are accepted from:

  • Graduate students in early childhood special education, family studies, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy, psychology, public health, social work, speech language pathology, or other related disciplines. Applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Professionals working in the community supporting children and youth (birth to 21 years) with neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or special health care needs and their families (i.e., early support and service providers, school administrators, general & special educators, related service professionals, and health care providers). Applicants must have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Advocates with a disability or family members of a person with a disability and/or complex health care needs. Applicants with  demonstrated leadership experience are welcome to apply.

A requirement of the program includes a commitment of at least 300 hours over a 9‐month period. Trainees who are accepted into the program will receive a stipend provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

*Alternative formats of this application, including Braille and large print are available upon request.

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Need Assistance?

Kelly Foster, LEND Office Coordinator
NH-ME LEND Program
Institute on Disability
University of New Hampshire
55 College Road, 103 Pettee Hall
Durham, NH 03824-9987
PHONE (603) 862-0561
FAX (603) 862-0034