Summer internship opportunity in NYC (BELLE Project)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

PEDIATRIC / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

NYU School of Medicine: NYC H+H/Bellevue and NYC H+H/Woodhull

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.

We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.

 At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.

Candidates must:

  • Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
  • Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
  • Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
  • At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
  • At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

Notes about this opportunity:

  • For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
  • Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
  • Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include “BELLE volunteering” in the subject line. 

Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu

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