Training Opportunities

Part of RAIND's mission is to prepare future generation of scholars and service providers to address neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). RAIND offers integrated research and clinical training opportunities for students at all experience levels, including post-doctoral scholars, across multiple colleges. MSU students can complete intensive fieldwork internships and research assistantships at the RAIND intervention group’s core sites.

Students work directly with faculty experts in psychology, behavior analysis, rehabilitation counseling, education, family studies, communication disorders, and human medicine. The intensity and diversity of our training experiences prepare students for roles as leaders in research and service delivery.

Examples of these training experiences include:

  • The MI-LEND Program: A group of six Michigan universities, led by MSU and Wayne State University, provide leadership education to graduate and medical students to help them meet the complex needs of infants, children, and adolescents with NDD.
  • Graduate training in applied behavior analysis: As part of a university partnership, students receive training and supervision in applied behavior analysis at community-based intervention sites for individuals with NDD.
  • Autism specialty training clinic for doctoral-level students in clinical and school psychology.
  • International Post-Doctoral Fellows Program:  Post-doctoral fellows receive specialized research training in NDD through the international post-doctoral training experiences sponsored by MSU-DOCTRID Hegarty Fellows Program and EU Marie Curie ASSISTID Post-Doctoral Fellows Program.