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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Information for Students

Prospective and current Bloomberg School students from an array of disciplines and departments may be interested in the research and mission of the Wendy Klag Center.

The Wendy Klag Center offers three types of student opportunities:

  1. Funding for student and post-doctoral projects, through the Wendy Klag Scholars program. Requests may be in an amount up to $15,000. Requests are reviewed annually. Read more about the Wendy Klag Scholars and their work, in addition to the interests and work of other Bloomberg School students.
  2. Student travel awards up to $500. Applications will be accepted on a rolling schedule. To apply, please complete this form.
  3. Internship placement. Funding up to $5,000 per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) is available for two interns. Applicants must be graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We also can facilitate unpaid internships if funding is not available. Internship acceptances will be decided twice a year, in fall and spring. For 2023, the spring deadline is February 17. Internship placement is offered at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) but is considered 'on-campus employment' because of the collaboration between BSPH and because BSPH pays students who are selected for a paid position. Applications by international students are welcome, but if such a student is selected, they may face additional steps to ensure that their internship is properly authorized.  As a condition of internship, all recipients must write a short report about their internship. They also are expected to lead a Wendy Klag Center journal club during the school year, and also to attend journal club regularly. To apply for internship placement, please complete this formLearn about past interns

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD)

The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is one of 67 national network University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  MCDD has a formalized pre-service training program that serves to increase the quantity and quality of persons interested in exploring, learning and incorporating disability knowledge in their future careers and lives. The pre-service program uses core projects to provide a variety of mentored experiential and didactic activities. The curriculum integrates knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines; incorporates direct contributions from people with disabilities and family members; examines and advances professional practice, scholarship and policy; and is designed to improve an individual's knowledge, academic or professional credentials. It is designed to provide well-rounded learning opportunities. Specific work objectives will be developed with the student.  MCDD is based in western Baltimore.    

As an example, trainees may: