Montefiore Medical Center - Neurology Department

Some projects in this summer internship program at Montefiore Medical Center, Neurology Department, will also be within our the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This center was founded in 1983 and is internationally recognized for having one of the nation’s best interdisciplinary epilepsy teams. Our expert team seamlessly treats patients at all stages of life and includes both adult and pediatric epileptologists, as well as neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuropathologists, physician assistants, neuroscience nurses, EEG technologists, and social workers. We offer state-of-the-art technology for intensive epilepsy monitoring, extensive neuropsychological and neurosurgical services for epilepsy treatment.

City/State

Bronx, NY

Internship Description

Multiple positions. Please describe in your cover letter and essay, which position(s) you are interested in and why. We will select and match the best candidate with each of the internship positions.

All PICS intern positions will also participate in a summer research and personal development program for the summer interns in the Neurosciences at Montefiore Medical Center. Through this program the interns will:

  • Participate in your research program and learn about research methods
  • Complete a focused summer project contributing to their mentor's project and culminating in a poster and presentation to the Neurology department
  • Receive the opportunity to shadow in clinical areas or research areas for increased exposure to post-graduate opportunities in Neurosciences.


More information about:


1) Epilepsy I
The research activities of focus for this PICS Summer Internship are aimed at engaging with Epilepsy team members, patients, and their families as stakeholders in optimizing the care of individuals living epilepsy and some with medically refractory epilepsy that may benefit from epilepsy surgery.

The summer intern candidate will work with Dr. Correa and other members of the Epilepsy Center in these efforts and their summer mentorship. The intern’s work will also be included in future publications.

The ideal candidate will: (1) Have completed course work in biology, medicine and/or public health;
(2) Have an interest in understanding seizures and epilepsy (3) Be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply communications technology to resolve problems; (4) Have basic knowledge in research design, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and basic statistics software (5) Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to manage competing project priorities; (6) Work well in a team setting; and (7) Have an active interest in clinical or health professions mentorship.
* Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desired (not required).


2) Epilepsy II
The research activities of focus for this PICS Summer Internship are aimed at understanding seizures, changes in seizure frequency, self-report, and self-management of epilepsy.

The summer intern candidate will work with Drs. Victor Ferastraoaru, Daniel Correa and other members of the Epilepsy Center in these efforts and their summer mentorship. The intern’s work will also be included in future publications.

The ideal candidate will: (1) Have completed course work in biology, medicine and/or public health;
(2) Have an some background knowledge of neurologic anatomy (3) Be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply communications technology to resolve problems; (4) Have basic knowledge in research design, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and basic statistics software (5) Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to manage competing project priorities; (6) Work well in a team setting; and (7) Have an active interest in clinical or health professions mentorship.
* Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desired (not required).


3) Health Disparities in Neurology
Activities and focus for this PICS Summer Internship are aimed at studying regional and national data to evaluate and address health disparities within Neurologic disorders. This internship will focus mainly on background research of health disparities, specific social and structural health barriers, and include both data analysis and writing in support of research and advocacy articles/publications.

The summer intern candidate will work with Dr. Correa and other members of our Neurology Department and Epilepsy Center in these efforts and their summer mentorship.

The intern will also participate in a Summer research and personal development program we have organized for PICS and other summer interns in the Neurosciences at Montefiore Medical Center. Through this program the interns will:
- Participate in your research program and learn about research methods
- Complete a focused summer project contributing to their mentor's project and culminating in a poster and presentation to the Neurology department
- Receive the opportunity to shadow in clinical areas or research areas for increased exposure to post-graduate opportunities in Neurosciences.

The ideal candidate will: (1) Have completed course work in biology, medicine and/or public health;
(2) Have an interest and background knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusions issues (3) Be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply communications technology to resolve problems; (4) Have basic knowledge in research design, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and basic statistics software (5) Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to manage competing project priorities; (6) Work well in a team setting; and (7) Have an active interest in clinical or health professions mentorship.
* Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desired (not required).


4) Headache Disorders
The research activities of focus for this PICS Summer Internship are aimed at engaging with the Headache clinic and headache disorders research team members on projects to optimizing the care of individuals with headache disorders.

Our respected and high skilled interdisciplinary headache team is completely devoted to headache research, diagnosis, and treatment. We use a unique team approach to work with patients and gather the information needed to develop a personalized treatment plan focused on providing support and tools to manage headaches successfully—and permanently.

The summer intern candidate will work with either Drs. Jelena Pavlovic and Daniel Correa, along other members of Neuroscience research teams in these efforts and their summer mentorship.

The ideal candidate will: (1) Have completed course work in biology, medicine and/or public health; (2) Be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply communications technology to resolve problems; (2) Have basic knowledge in research design, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods and/or participatory research approaches, (3) Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to manage competing project priorities; (4) Work well in a team setting; and (5) Have an active interest in clinical or health professions mentorship.
* Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desired (not required).

# of weeks Required Dates Start Time End Time Public Transit Housing  Format
10 Flexible 8:00am 5:00pm Yes No In-person

Housing Information

There are multiple local housing facilities that provide short term rentals to summer students. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine also offers graduate student housing that at times maybe available for summer intern rental.

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have completed course work in biology, medicine and/or public health;
  • Have an interest and background in the topic of the internship
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office and have the ability to apply communications technology to resolve problems;
  • Have basic knowledge in research design, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and basic statistics software (5) Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to manage competing project priorities;
  • Work well in a team setting; and
  • Have an active interest in clinical or health professions mentorship.
  • * Bi-lingual English/Spanish skills desired (not required).

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Any prior research experience or experience reading scientific literature.
  • An interest in health care and the medical field.

Writing Sample

  • Personal statement of interest (Max 600 words, Single-spaced, 12pt Arial or Calibri font). Please describe relevant prior experience, interest in health professions and which positions and why you are interested in our internship program.

Special Requirements 

  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Online training
  • Depending on the project the intern is assigned to, and/or the interests of each intern, some additional work outside regular work hours may be required.