Internships/Fellowships Available through Professional Programs

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities offers professional programs through traineeships, internships, and fellowships to selected undergraduate, graduate and post graduate level students in a variety of settings. The purpose of the training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents with disabilities while exposing the next generation of healthcare professionals to interdisciplinary service and family-centered care. This is accomplished by preparing trainees from diverse professional disciplines to assume leadership roles in their respective fields and by ensuring high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence.

Students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and universities come to the BCDD for observation or specific training purposes. Each year approximately 300 students complete training at the Boling Center. This training is funded by grants from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) to support trainees, faculty, continuing education and technical assistance to train the next generation of leaders. Emphasis of training is on interdisciplinary, family-centered, life-course, linguistically and culturally competent care with a population-focused and public health approach.

The BCDD training program for future professionals is provided through different types of experiences. Volunteer experiences can be for a week to three months, while longer and more formal types of internships could last up to nine months. Each discipline is different but all formal internships begin in August and go through April. Psychology Fellowships last 12 months. For more details, select the discipline from the list below.

Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097