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Division of Emergency Medicine Community Outreach & Partnerships Emergency Medicine Volunteer Programs

Emergency Medicine Volunteer Programs

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer longstanding volunteer programs to undergraduates, recent graduates (within one to two years of graduation date and program start date), post-baccalaureates, and master’s students who are interested in a career in emergency medicine or other area of medicine.

Our department hosts clinical and research programs that take place either during the academic year or during the summer. Students from all colleges and universities are welcome to apply.

Academic Year Volunteer Programs

Patient Advocacy Volunteer Program in Emergency Room Services
September through May; 8 hours per week

Research Associate Internship
September through May; 10 hours per week

Summer Volunteer Programs

Project Healthcare Summer Volunteer Program
June through August; 20 to 25 hours per week

Health Career Opportunity Program
June through August; 20 to 25 hours per week

Research Associate Internship
June through August; 18 hours per week

All of our programs are free to participate in, and we are especially interested in applicants who are underrepresented in medicine. The National Science Foundation has shown that individuals from certain racial and ethnic groups are underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis, including Black and African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Some of our summer programs offer NYU-affiliated housing at select NYU dormitories.

Application Requirements

We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of the program and are willing to participate enthusiastically in all aspects. We encourage applications from students with a strong interest in healthcare (such as aspiring doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, and clinical social workers), as well as students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare. Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies are eligible to apply to all of our programs.

Each program requires the following application materials:

  • the completed online application form for volunteer programs
  • your current resume
  • a recent professional photo
  • an essay of 500 to 750 words in which you discuss why you are interested in joining the program, what you can contribute, and how participating will help you reach the career goals you listed on your application
  • two letters of recommendation, each sent by the recommender on letterhead, and containing a physical or electronic signature
  • a $10 application fee (for Project Healthcare only)
    • if you cannot afford the application fee, please email the respective Project Healthcare program

The online application form will open according to the timeline for each program. For 2022–23, program timelines are listed below.

Patient Advocacy Volunteer Program in Emergency Room Services

Term Program Dates Length Application Window
Fall September 5–December 19, 2022 15 weeks April 1–June 2, 2022
Spring January 15–May 1, 2023 15 weeks August 1–October 1, 2022

Research Associate Internship

Term Program Dates Length Application Window
Fall September 5–December 19, 2022 15 weeks April 1–June 2, 2022
Spring January 15–May 1, 2023 15 weeks August 1–October 1, 2022
Summer June 5–August 11, 2023 10 weeks November 1, 2022–February 1, 2023

Project Healthcare at Bellevue

Term Program Dates Length Application Window
Summer June 5–August 11, 2023 10 weeks November 1, 2022–February 1, 2023

Project Healthcare at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Term Program Dates Length Application Window
Summer June 10–August 11, 2023 9 weeks November 1, 2022–February 1, 2023

Health Career Opportunity Program

Term Program Dates Length Application Window
Summer TBD 8 weeks TBD

Contact Us

If you have questions about any of our programs or how to apply, please contact us at the following email addresses:

Patient Advocacy Volunteer Program in Emergency Room Services: bellevuepavers@nyulangone.org

Research Associate Internship: emresearchassociates@nyulangone.org

Project Healthcare at Bellevue: bellevueprojecthealthcare@nyulangone.org

Project Healthcare at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn: brooklynprojecthealthcare@nyulangone.org

Health Career Opportunity Program: hcop@nyulangone.org