Interns, as LEND fellows, are required to participate in an interdisciplinary research project with LEND fellows from other disciplines (e.g. audiology, physical therapy, developmental pediatrics), resulting in a poster presentation in May. The Internship Program provides four hours per week support to allow interns time to develop their leadership research project. The goal of the research requirement is to support the development of research leadership skills. Interns can choose to participate on an existing project in collaboration with their discipline research mentor or develop a new project. It is expected that interns will engage in a research project separate from their dissertations.
Numerous resources are available to interns conducting research, including the extensive library system of the University of Pennsylvania as well as mentoring from numerous faculty at both the university and hospital.