Rehabilitation Clinical Education Experiences, Internships & Externships
NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers several clinical education experiences, internships, and externships to students training for careers in rehabilitation healthcare professions. Our world-renowned faculty and staff are committed to preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals in a variety of specialties and subspecialties in rehabilitation medicine.
Our Rehabilitation Clinical Psychology Internship prepares interns for entry-level positions in psychology. The one-year internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1955 and is the second-oldest accredited internship program in the United States. A member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), this program follows a practitioner–scholar model of clinical training and offers interns 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experiences.
Our rehabilitation counseling practicum and internship experiences consist of a six-month practicum and a one-year internship in rehabilitation counseling. It is designed for students in graduate counseling degree programs who want hospital-based fieldwork experience. Students have the opportunity to work with patients who have medical conditions that affect their ability to perform their work functions and help them to develop vocational goals.
Our Speech–Language Pathology Externship provides master’s-level students with an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and theory to clinical practice in a rehabilitation medicine model. The externship offers students hands-on experience in diagnostic-specific evaluation and evidence-based approaches to patient care.
We also work with more than 50 colleges and universities to offer clinical education experiences to select full-time students who are pursuing postgraduate degrees in physical therapy or occupational therapy. Placements are negotiated between each school and Rusk Rehabilitation. Accepted students report to Rusk Rehabilitation’s clinical sites as part of their academic work. While we are not currently adding additional affiliations with academic physical therapy programs, we invite academic occupational therapy programs with a proposed designated education experience to reach out to us.