Contact Us

Michael Dribbon, Ph.D.
Chief Innovation and Research Officer
732.258.7063

David W. Chakrin, PMP
Director, Center for Discovery, Innovation & Development
973.788.6965
dchakrin@childrens-specialized.org

Victoria Porterfield Gregorio, PhD, EdM
Director, Center for Discovery, Innovation & Development
973.788.6960
vgregorio@childrens-specialized.org


Interested in working for CDID?

Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development Internship Opportunity

Internship Position

The Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development (CDID) mentors and train interns who are interested in contributing to positive disruptive changes for individuals with special needs. Interns will gain valuable skills and have the opportunity to make contributions that directly impact the lives of children with special needs and their families.

CDID is currently seeking interns who are interested in contributing to our work related to social impact and community investment initiatives, particularly with research and collecting metrics for new and existing programs. Key projects around social determinants of health include but are not limited to food insecurity and workforce readiness programs for children/adolescents with special needs.

Eligibility for this position includes:

  • An interest in enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs (individuals with special needs are encouraged to apply!)
  • Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to maintain a positive attitude and professional relationship with others
  • Ability to multi-task, pick up new skills quickly and receive direction from multiple individuals
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • This position is based out of Millburn, NJ with the potential for some occasional local travel (due to the pandemic, currently our internships are fully remote)
  • This is an unpaid position (credit hours can be arranged)

For the Fall internship, please apply no later than July 1st
For the Spring internship, please apply no later than November 1st
For the Summer Internship, please apply no later than March 15th

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Biondi at jbiondi@childrens-specialized.org