UCEDD Traineeship

The Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities program sponsors traineeships for up to two individuals annually. The training internships involve a 600-hour commitment at MMI from July 1 through April 30.

This paid internship primarily focuses on disability advocacy and leadership and will include:

View the UCEDD training curriculum.

UCEDD Traineeship

The candidates chosen will need to live in the Omaha vicinity in order to be able to attend activities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus.

Preference will be given to adults with disabilities and their parents and family members, but students and other interested individuals are invited to apply.

The goal of the internship is to enhance trainee’s skills and knowledge regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities history, philosophy and practice. It is intended for individuals who seek to increase their involvement in the disability field. This can take many forms.

“Fabric not Fringe: Weaving Family Involvement throughout Training and Practice for Professionals and Advocates Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs” is a resource elaborating on the involvement of parents in the disability field developed by the AUCD LEND Family Faculty Work Group with the involvement of MMI faculty and staff. 

To apply: submit a letter of interest and resume/vita to Mark Smith, MS at msmitha@unmc.edu

Applications will be accepted through May 17.

For more information contact Mark Smith: email  | 402-559-5744

UCEDD Trainee Spotlight

Melanie Davis, UCEDD Trainee at MMI, was recently featured in the National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers 'DIRECTIONS' 2020.4. Read Life on wheels: Activism is not an easy road. This issue also includes ADA 30th anniversary commentary; Melanie shares her perspective.

Melanie is a strong advocate and we're thrilled to have her on board!