Graduate Studies & Internships

Graduate Studies

NECC-Abu Dhabi holds advanced training courses for employees. At the present time, these courses are not available to non-employees. Graduate students conduct applied research studies to improve the evidence-based treatment and curriculum. Click here to see our current research topics.


NECC-AD offers a limited number of unpaid internship opportunities. The purpose of the NECC-AD internship program is to expose trainees to exemplary services for children with autism based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and to help prepare the trainee for future employment in the field.

Internships will be arranged on an individualized basis, however all require:

  • Participation in the NECC-AD training program
  • Frequent observations and feedback from the NECC-AD supervisor
  • A minimum commitment of 3 months for full-time interns (4 or 5 days per week) and a longer commitment for less than full-time interns
  • Preference is given to interns from UAE-based universities
Internships may be arranged to include supervision by a licensed or certified practitioner so that the trainee can meet eligibility requirements for future licensure or certification (for example, Board Certification in Behavior Analysis; see