Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology Internship Program Virtual Tour

The aim of our Psychology Internship Program is to provide trainees a well-balanced curriculum that includes clinical service, training, mentorship and research. Over the course of their training, interns help provide care to a diverse population, gaining exposure to some of the most complex and challenging cases. Supported by Montefiore-Einstein’s longstanding commitment to social justice and community service, our interns get the opportunity to become mental health advocates within the hospital, the surrounding community and beyond. 

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT, Director, Psychology Internship Program 

Why our program could be right for you

Our Bronx location allows interns to build their competence in the assessment, treatment and research of the full range of psychiatric disorders, while also addressing issues of culture, diversity and social justice found within a largely underserved patient population. 
 

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

While working at the Moses Campus, Adult Specialization Interns spend six months in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department (AOPD) and six months splitting time between the Psychiatry Consultation Service (which offers experiences in the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and Transplant Consultation) and the Psychiatric Observation Suite. Interns also spend a minimum of one day per week for four months engaged in research and/or scholarly work. While training at the Child Annex, Child and Adolescent Specialization Interns spend time in the Anxiety and Mood Program, the Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, the Eating Disorders Program at Montefiore, the Arts and Integrated Medicine (AIM) in Psychiatry Program, the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program, the Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Healing (REACH) program, and the Child and Adolescent Assessment Service. Interns also spend a minimum of one day per week for four months engaged in research and/or scholarly work.

My internship at Montefiore-Einstein gave me the opportunity to use empirically supported treatments in a wide array of settings and with an economically and culturally diverse population.

Nuwan Jayawickreme, PhD

Former Adult Specialization Intern

One of the most unique and enjoyable aspects of internship at Montefiore-Einstein is the range of elective opportunities available and the flexibility to shape your training experience.

Samantha Burton, PhD

Former Child and Adolescent Specialization Intern

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

While working at the Wakefield Campus, Combined Specialization Interns participate in the Connecting and Reflecting Experience mentalizing-focused parenting program, the Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program and the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program. Interns conduct at least two neuropsychological assessments and spend one day per week for four months engaged in research and/or scholarly work.

The internship at Montefiore-Einstein provided breadth and depth of training, allowing me to increase proficiency with skills I already had while providing opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge.

Robert Cox Jr., PhD

Former Combined Specialization Intern

A world-renowned faculty

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT

Chief, Psychology
Director, Psychology Internship Program
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Program

Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD

Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Specialization
Co-Director, Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Amanda Zayde, PsyD

Associate Director, Combined Specialization
Co-Director, Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore (BEAM) Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Laurie A. Gallo, PhD

Associate Director, Adult Specialization
Associate Director, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our department uses Thursdays as its academic day. Throughout the year, interns attend curriculum seminars from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition, Departmental Grand Rounds take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from September through June. These presentations frequently feature distinguished invited speakers from across the country to present on various topics in psychiatry and psychology. Interns also have a weekly process/support group, led by a former intern with no direct role in the internship, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and psychopathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research and/or clinical setting.

Available Specializations

Our program offers three different specializations: an Adult Specialization, a Child and Adolescent Specialization and a Combined Specialization. 
 

Adult Specialization

The Adult Specialization trains interns to be competent in treating the full spectrum of adult psychopathology. Working in an urban medical setting, interns deliver evidence-based therapy to a diverse patient population, gaining unparalleled exposure to a vast range of medical challenges and diagnoses. Our program’s core rotations include adult outpatient psychiatry, the Psychiatry Consultation Service, and the Psychiatric Observation Suite, and research.

Child and Adolescent Specialization

The Adult Specialization trains interns to be competent in treating the full spectrum of adult psychopathology. Working in an urban medical setting, interns deliver evidence-based therapy to a diverse patient population, gaining unparalleled exposure to a vast range of medical challenges and diagnoses. Our program’s core rotations include adult outpatient psychiatry, the Psychiatry Consultation Service, and the Psychiatric Observation Suite, and research.

Combined Specialization

The Combined Specialization is suited for interns interested in working in the child and adult outpatient settings to deliver treatments, individually and in groups, using a variety of therapeutic approaches. As part of their work with child and adolescent cases, interns liaise with relevant organizations, such as schools or foster care agencies. Our program’s core rotations include the Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) program, the Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program, and research. Interns also conduct at least two neuropsychological assessments during the year.
 

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

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Internship Application Information

We’re seeking psychology interns who will shape the future of healthcare!

If you would like to apply to the Psychology Internship Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Psychology at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST—Application deadline

  • December 10, 2021—Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email on or before 4:59 p.m. EST on this date

  • January 6, 7, 12 and 14, 2022—Adult Specialization tentative interview dates

  • January 5, 10 and 11—Child and Adolescent Specialization tentative interview dates

  • January 3, 4 and 13—Combined Specialization tentative interview dates

While interviews have historically taken place on site, based on a review of recently collected APPIC Survey Data from last year’s applicants, this year we will once again not be offering in-person interviews and will instead be conducting all of our interviews via video conferencing platforms (e.g., Zoom, Skype or Teams) or by phone in order to maintain an equitable and inclusive selection process.

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT 
Director, Psychology Internship Program 
srego@montefiore.org
 

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