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:

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 parents and family members of individuals with disabilities, 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. 

For more information, see the UCEDD training curriculum or contact Mark A. Smith, M.S. at 402-559-5744.