Apply to Alaska LEND

LEND has completed recruitment for the 2014-15 program. We will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 program in February 2015. If you would like to be reminded to apply at that time, please email the Training Coordinator at rain@alaskachd.org.

Expectations

  • Sept–May Academic Year commitment 
  • Attend LEND Orientation (2-day face-to-face in Anchorage in September)
  • Participate in weekly seminars (offered via video/web conferencing at community sites outside the Anchorage bowl.)
  • Attend two Leadership Workshops (2-days each, face-to-face in Anchorage; one during Fall semester and one during Spring semester)
  • Complete all program requirements
  • Monthly meeting with your faculty mentor
  • Spend an average of 5–10 hours per week outside the Friday seminars on LEND activities such as clinical/field experiences, time with host family, and research

Eligibility criteria for Long Term Fellows

  1. You have completed a Baccalaureate degree and are enrolled in a graduate program in one of the following disciplines: nursing, public health, social work, psychology, special education, education, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, or medicine.
    -or-
    You have completed a graduate degree in one of the following disciplines: nursing, public health, social work, psychology, special education, education, speech language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, or medicine. Note: Occupational Therapists, you have achieved an academic degree and training which constitutes basic professional level training.
    -or-
    You are a parent or family member of a child with a neurodevelopmental disability.
  2. A minimum of 3.0 GPA
  3. Long-term professional leadership goals focused in developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder in Alaska.