“The help you provided literally changed the course of my son’s academic career. Not only did you help to improve his learning but you improved his self-esteem.”

-ILD parent

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4 Militia Drive, Suite 20
Lexington MA, 02421
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Ph. 781-861-3711
Fax. 781-861-3701
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The Institute for Learning and Development (ILD) is a clinical and educational organization that is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and adults with learning and attention difficulties and to improving the lives of ALL learners. Using this collaborative approach, we teach students to become strategic learners and to discover their unique pathways to success. ResearchILD is the associated non-profit research organization that focuses on the development, evaluation and promotion of strategies for successful learning and teaching through research, program development, dissemination of instructional materials, and teacher training. We translate research findings into evaluation and teaching practices and form partnerships with parents, teachers and counselors.


ILD and ResearchILD provide a variety of clinically-applied and research-based opportunities for graduate interns. At ILD, interns observe and participate in the assessment process in its entirety and learn to evaluate students’ learning profiles, to differentially diagnose learning and attention problems, and to participate in the report writing process. Interns are also actively involved in the ongoing  projects at ResearchILD, including updating the SMARTS executive function curriculum,  and participating in educational programs designed to promote motivation, effort and academic success in students with learning and attention difficulties within different school settings, including the Boston Public Schools. 


  • Enrollment in a graduate program culminating in a masters or doctorate level degree.
  • Willing to commit to a placement of a full semester or 6 months (approx. 15-20 hours/week).
  • Able to work with a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative team of educators and researchers.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis using SPSS and/or other research databases (preferable but not required).

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please contact us.