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Emergency Medicine Research Associate Internship

The Research Associate Internship offered by NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine grants students an opportunity to experience and observe multiple aspects of clinical research. The program consists of clinical and nonclinical research shifts in NYU Langone’s emergency departments (EDs).

Our program offers the committed student a unique experience to obtain a wealth of knowledge about the numerous career options in healthcare. This academic-year or summer research program exposes participants to a diverse spectrum of clinical research investigations taking place in EDs at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.

Research associates develop basic research skills and become an integral part of research projects and grants occurring in the Department of Emergency Medicine. They may be taught how to collect and enter data and maintain databases, participate in laboratory meetings, and gain principal investigator mentorship and shadowing experiences. Research associates also become oriented to the Institutional Review Board and other human subjects courses.

Internship Requirements

The Research Associate program is very demanding and requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the student.

Fall–Spring research associates can expect to work at least two four-hour clinical shifts and one two-hour nonclinical shift per week. This is a total of 10 hours per week for the duration of the school year.

Summer research associates are required to commit to at least four four-hour clinical shifts and one two-hour nonclinical shift per week. This is a minimum of 18 hours per week during the summer.

Research associates are also expected to attend study meetings when new research studies are starting in the ED.

Shifts take place every day of the week, including weekends, in four-hour time blocks. The first shift is 8:00AM to 12:00PM, and the last shift is 8:00PM to 12:00AM.

How to Apply

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all emergency medicine volunteer programs are suspended. We will update this section once the suspension is lifted. Below are the criteria our applications require.

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 (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. Research experience is preferred but it is not necessary.

We only consider and review complete application packages, which comprise the following:

  • the completed online application form
  • your current CV
  • 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 and containing a physical or electronic signature

Letters should be confidential and emailed directly by the recommender to Anthony Orneta, program manager, at emresearchassociates@nyulangone.org. Applicants are advised to apply and have recommendation letters submitted early. All components, including letters of recommendation, are due by the application deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Interested applicants are welcome to email Mr. Orneta at emresearchassociates@nyulangone.org with any questions.