Please follow this link to find more information about the CAMS Summer Internship program including the detailed responsibilities of the supervisors and students who participate in this exciting opportunity.

If you are interested in participating in any of the internship opportunities listed below, you must contact the supervisor(s) of the project(s) in which you are interested using the contact information shown on this page. Please send the supervisor your current resume and a cover letter stating why you are interested in participating in that particular project. The supervisor will let you know if he/she would like to invite you to interview for the role.

Please keep checking this page; more internship opportunities will be posted as they become available!

CAMS Summer Internship opportunities currently available for summer 2014:

Title: Clinical Support Service Project -- Position Available for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  •  As part of their training, child psychiatrists and psychologists training at NYU Medical Center provide consultations to the pediatric staff when such issues arise during a child's hospitilization.  This service is called "consultation-liasion" or "C-L". 
  • The C-L faculty members are putting together a set of 22 short taped lectures for the trainees on topics related to this work, and are also compiling all the handouts for these lectures in a short handbook. 

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Susan Friedland, MD, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-5055; Email: susan.friedland@nyumc.org

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Title: Integrative Mental Health Project -- Position Available for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • The internship is an educational, research, writing, teaching, and mentoring experience for a small group of students.  The focus of the internship in the Summer 2014 will be on selected topics in integrative mental health such as nutritition and mind-body treatments.  Students will assist Dr. Lewis in developing a database of online resources on integrative medicine and mental health and creating a blog on integrative mental health.  Integrative medicine combines conventional psychiatry and complementray and alternative medicine approaches to address root causes of health problems and provide effective treatment with few side effects. 

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Beata "Bliss" Lewis, MD, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-606-2663; Email: bliss@beatalewismd.com

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Title: Sleep Recitation Project -- Position Filled for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • CAMS recitations development.  This project involves helping me in developing and formatting CAMS recitation sessions for the NYU CAMS course "While You Were Sleeping".  The recitations will be delivered during fall semester 2014 and will be centered on sleep science and dreams.
  • Development of inervention for sleep improvement in college students.  Building on recitations for CAMS sleep class we want to develop a short intervention (4 hours) to improve college students' sleep.

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Argelinda Baroni, One Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-5150; Email: Argelinda.Baroni@nyumc.org

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Title: Sleep Service Project -- Position Filled for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • Pediatric Sleep Service: We have launched a pediatric sleep service and plan to increase visibility with targeted outreach to pediatricians and school counselors. We also want to organize the material for the service (scales, templates, etc).
  • Sleep and Emotions in ADHD: We have submitted an IRB protocol for a resaerch project on the relationship between ADHD and sleep disturbances. We plan to enroll children with ADHD to assess association between sleep and mood varaibles.

Name: Argelinda Baroni, One Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-5150; Email: Argelinda.Baroni@nyumc.org

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Title: Understanding the Extent of the Overlap between Autism and ADHD in Behavioral and Brain Imaging Data -- Position Filled for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • While parents, teachers and clinicians alike have often reported the co-occurence of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and symptoms of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity disorders in the same child, little is known about the underlying mechanisms of these overlaps, and the implication for treatment.  At the autism research program we aim to identify children who present both symptoms of ASD and ADHD to characterize their social cognitive skills and relate them to measures of brain functioning and or eye tracking. 

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Adriana Di Martino, MD, One Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-5154; Email: Adriana.Dimartino@nyumc.org

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Title: Relationship between Risky Behaviors and Social, Emotional and Cognitive Function in a Community Sample of Children and Adolescents.  -- Position Filled for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • In this research prokect, one intern will: 1) Investigate the frequency of self-reported risk behaviors in a community sample of children and adolescents. 2) Investigate the relationships between measures of risk behaviors and other phenotypic measures of social, emotional and cognitive function.
  • The ultimate goal of this project is to relate self-reported engagement in risk behaviors to functional brain imaging data (fMRI) collected from these participants.  If there is sufficient time and enthusiasm, the intern will have the opportunity to assist their supervisor in this analysis. 

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Clare Kelly, PhD, One Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-5149; Email:clare.kelly@nyumc.org

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Title: Evaluation of the Child Ecology Check-In (CECI) -- Position Filled for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • The primary focus of the internship will be to assist in the evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Child Ecology Check-In (CECI), a unique tool designed to help understand the needs of children suffering from mental health issues.  The CECI is a brief, 8 item scale developed by Glenn Saze, M.D. as a systemic assessment of the need for intervention for problems related to a youth's mental health functioning.  Similar psychometrically tested instruments do not exist, so establishing the psychometric properties of the CECI would be a great contribution to the field.
  • The Trauma team is currently designing a psychometric study of the CECI which will be completed at the Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.  The summer intern may assist the research study team with a variety of study activities including assent and consent procedures, retrospective patient chart reviews to obtain demographic and clinical information, data entry and management.  The intern, working in a collaboration with a team member may also participate in data analysis to evaluate the psychometric properties of the CECI.

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Christina Laitner, PhD, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-4886; Email: christina.laitner@nyumc.org

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Title: NYU-SPK Organizational Skills Treatment Component Project -- Position Available for Summer 2014

Brief project description:

  • The Summer Program for Kids (NYU-SPK) is a 7-week intensive day camp treatment for children with ADHD that has been shown to enhance social adjustment and level of cooperation of children that have often had major problems in summer camp situations. This year, we are adding an Organizational Skills Treatment Component to several segments of the NYU-SPK.  We wish to train children to use methods in the Academic Learning Center, a daily classroom environment, in the Art Classes, in the Sports Program and at the arrival and departure times to overcome inattention to their personal items and ineffectiveness in managing classroom assignments and materials.  For this pilot test implementation, we reequire dedicated undergraduates to assist the professional psychology staff in implementation, data collection, and qualitative analsysis of the project's impact.
  • Two interns will assist Drs. Gallagher, Fleiss, and Diaz in modifying the instructional materials for the children, their parents, and camp staff for implementing brief daily lessons on Organization, Time Management, and Planning for the targeted situations: Academic and Art Classes; packing up after sports activities; getting ready to leave for camp and getting ready to return home.  Interns will also assist in observing the implementation of these lessons, document the impact of the lessons on children's functioning, and assist in gathering pre- and post-data from parents, teachers, and counselors. Finally, interns will help in data management for the program.  Interns will have nearly daily opportunities to observe the over 50 children enrolled in camp and will have some direct interactions with children as part of the program evaluation process.

Supervisor name & full contact information:
Name: Richard Gallagher, PhD, One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-754-9638; Email: richard.gallagher@nyumc.org

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