The 2025-2026 Application Cycle for Graduate Student Long-Term Trainees will be open from February 1 - May 10, 2025.

Eligibility for the graduate student stipend includes acceptance into UC-LEND as a graduate student long-term trainee, a U.S. Citizen, and current enrollment in a graduate program at UCLA or UCR.

To apply to be a UC-LEND trainee, you will need to submit the following at the application link below:

  1. Online UC-LEND application 
  2. Two short-answer questions about your interests and leadership style.
  3. Curriculum vitae 
  4. Most recent university transcript and unofficial UCLA transcript
  5. Two completed UC-LEND Recommendation Forms 

Please submit all materials at the UC-LEND application link. Once a completed application has been submitted, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. For more information or questions about applications, please contact