Research Internship

he Research Associate(RA) Internship is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired
college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency
Department, the RA Internship allows students an opportunity to experience and observe many different
aspects of clinical research. The program is comprised of clinical research shifts based in the
Emergency Department. It offers the committed student a unique experience, which is intended to furnish
a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. This six month (minimum) unpaid
research internship will expose participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical and non-clinical based
research investigations being pursued at the Emergency Department at NYU/Bellevue. Students will be
allocated with a specific grant or research effort under mentorship of the PI/Co-PI or Project Manager to
support long term research.

This experience will allow the student to develop basic research skills. The student will be provided with a
basic research course, be oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses, and be
exposed to new and innovative research to fulfill and help meet the respective project's deliverables.

RA Internship participants will work within the Emergency Department setting to support data collection,
data entry, organizing paperwork, and helping to create and maintain databases. RA's will also gain
exposure to power point design and presentation skills.


The RA Internship is a very demanding program, requiring a great deal of commitment on the part of the
student. We accept applications year-round, but only accept students into the program for fall, spring, and summer sessions. RA interns can expect to work two, four-hour shifts per week for a minimum commitment of six months and attend a monthly lecture. For the summer session, RA interns will work at least  two four-hour shifts per week and attend a weekly meeting.

Application Process

The application for the Research Internship starting Spring 2015 is now closed.

The application for those interested in starting Summer 2015 is now open, and will close on April 1, 2015. Letters of recommendation must be postmarked on or by April 1, 2015. 

The application for those interested in starting Fall 2016 will open on April 8, 2015, and close on July 15, 2015.

Research Internship Application Form

We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of
the RA Internship and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program. We
encourage applications not only from students with a strong interest in healthcare (aspiring doctors,
nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, and clinical social
workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. You do not
have to be currently enrolled in school to be eligible, however one year of college must be completed in
order to be eligible.

Two letters of recommendation are required in order for your application to be reviewed. Letters of Recommendation must be written by a nonrelative. We cannot accept faxed letters of recommendation. The letters must include a completed Letter of Recommendation cover sheet. Letters should be e-mailed either to Lauren O’Donnell at or sent in signed,sealed envelopes, and mailed to:


Lauren O'Donnell
Program Coordinator
462 First Avenue, Suite 345A
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-562-3014
Fax: 212-562-3001

For questions or concerns, you may contact Lauren O’Donnell at