Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in December. Interviews for eligible candidates will be scheduled beginning in late January upon receipt of a complete application packet.

Eligible candidates include:

  1. Graduate students in audiology, 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.
  2. Professionals working in the community supporting children and youth (birth to 21 yrs) 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).
  3. Family members of a child or youth with a disability and/or special health care needs.

Applicants must have earned a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.

Long-term traineeships require a minimum commitment of 300 hours over a 9-month period.

Competitive scholarships are available to qualified applicants with funding provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Trainees are eligible to apply for the Graduate Certificate for Leadership in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the University of New Hampshire (separate application process through the UNH Graduate School) and additional coursework.

The NH-ME LEND application period has ended for FY22. Please come back in the winter when the application period will open for FY23. Thank you for your interest in the NH-ME LEND Program.

Need Assistance?

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