The Bellevue Psychology Externship Program

Bellevue is a part of New York City Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H), and is affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine. Founded in 1736, Bellevue is the oldest public hospital in the nation. It is an acute-care municipal inpatient and outpatient facility whose mission includes the provision of comprehensive health services in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity, and respect, regardless of ability to pay. Bellevue has been a pioneer in defining standards of practice in treating psychiatric and medical illness, and is widely recognized for the excellence of its health care and its distinguished staff. A very diverse patient population is served by Bellevue, including patients from the Hispanic, African American, Asian, South Asian and West African communities, among others.

Program Structure

The Bellevue Psychology Externship Training Program offers a broad array of clinical training opportunities, including both the assessment and treatment of a wide range of patient populations and psychopathology. The externship program features tracks that provide focused training in the following areas:

Please see individual track descriptions for further information about their specialty areas. APPLICANTS MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE SPECIALTY AREA. If you apply to more than one specialty area, then you will not be considered for any.

Time Commitment

The externship is approximately one year in duration, beginning July 1 through June 30. All specialty areas require 16-20 hours per week, with mandatory Friday attendance. Individual specialty areas may have other required hours. Alternative arrangements can be made in cases where religious observation is necessary.

Applicant Qualifications

The Bellevue Psychology Externship Training Program is open to graduate students enrolled in Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. programs in Clinical, Clinical-School, Counseling, or Health Psychology. Some tracks will accept students who have completed their first year of graduate training, whereas others are open to third- and fourth-year students only.

Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply for all tracks.

Application Procedures

Applications will only be accepted from January 13, 2020 at 9am to January 15, 2020 at 9am.


  • Applicants should upload the following documents in order to the APA portal as a single PDF file:
    • Application Cover Sheet 2020-2021
    • 1-2 page cover letter,
    • CV,
    • a letter of eligibility,
    • two letters of recommendation,
    • any additional materials as requested by the specialty area
  • All PDF attachments should include applicant last name in the title so they can be forwarded to the appropriate reviewer without having to be opened. Please make sure ALL of your attachments follow this guideline.

Individual specialty areas may have additional application requirements, such as psychological assessment reports or treatment summaries. When you submit these materials, please remember to remove all identifying information.