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Welcome to the Bellevue Psychology Externship Program

Bellevue Hospital is a part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), and is affiliated with the New York University 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 specialty tracks that provide focused training in the following areas:

Please see individual track descriptions for further information about the opportunities offered by each. APPLICANTS MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE SPECIALTY TRACK. If you apply to more than one track, 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 tracks require sixteen hours per week, with mandatory Friday attendance. Individual tracks may have other required hours.

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 21, 2014 at 9am to January 27, 2014 at 5pm.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY ELECTRONIC MAIL ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES MAY RESULT IN FAILURE TO HAVE YOUR APPLICATION REVIEWED.

  • Applications must be submitted via electronic mail to Dr. Jennifer A. Mathur at the following email address: mathurja@bellevue.nychhc.org
  • The submission should contain the following subject line: APPLICANT FIRST AND LAST NAME, EXTERNSHIP APPLICATION, TRACK (For ex, “Jo Jones, Externship Application, Trauma Track”)
  • The body of the email should be EMPTY unless you wish to request a confirmation of receipt. Confirmation of receipt should state: Please confirm that my Externship Application has been received and is under review. This is the only confirmation or status update we will be able to provide given the volume of applications we receive. After you have received confirmation of your application receipt, please wait to be contacted regarding interviews.
  • The application email should contain the following attachments, in PDF format:
  • 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 tracks 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.