The 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. Thissix month 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, oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other Human Subjects courses,
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 four two-hour shifts per week and attend a weekly meeting.
The application process for the Research Internship is now closed. We will begin to accept applications again on September 1st, 2014.
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 or emailed letters of
recommendation. The letters must be in signed, sealed envelopes and mailed to:
PAVERS, Project Healthcare, and Research Internships
Department Of Emergency Medicine
Bellevue Hospital Center