Internships at The Bridge

The Bridge has a wide array of internship opportunities available for graduate and undergraduate students. See answers to commonly asked questions below, and click here to apply for an internship.

From which academic disciplines does The Bridge accept interns?

The Bridge accepts interns pursuing a variety of degrees, including:

Social Work (Graduate-Level)

Mental Health Counseling

Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner

Public Health/Public Administration

Forensic Psychology

Creative Arts Therapy

The Bridge also has a limited number of internships available for undergraduate student and those enrolled in peer training programs.

In which programs does The Bridge place interns?

There are five primary program areas where The Bridge places interns:

Outpatient Programs - The Bridge’s mental health and substance use outpatient programs offer individual and group rehabilitation, recovery, and treatment services, all located in one comprehensive clinical hub located on West 108th Street in Manhattan.

ACT Teams - ACT Teams are composed of clinicians from a variety of disciplines who work together to provide community-based care to individuals who have a serious mental illness and whose needs have not been met by the traditional clinic-based health care system. The Bridge has seven ACT Teams. Four are based in the Bronx and three are based in Manhattan.

Residential Programs - The Bridge has approximately two dozen housing programs in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supported housing.

Aging Services - The Bridge’s innovative Aging Services program is a multidisciplinary team of geriatric behavioral health experts. The goal of the program is to support older adults living in Bridge housing to age in place with improved quality of life.

Executive Office/Administration - Internship opportunities are available in The Bridge’s executive office, located on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, in areas including Finance, Human Resources, Compliance and Quality Improvement, Fundraising, Housing Development, and Property Management.

What are the benefits of interning at The Bridge?

The Bridge provides a supportive environment and a multi-faceted learning experience for all interns. As part of the internship experience, students receive training related to their internship position, regular individual or group supervision, and opportunities to attend enrichment events where they can socialize with their peers and meet staff from across the agency.

Those who successfully complete an internship at The Bridge may be considered for open positions throughout the agency once their schooling is complete.

How do I apply for an internship?

You can apply here!

I am responsible for placing interns from my academic institution. Can I speak with someone about ways in which we might collaborate with The Bridge?

Yes! Please reach out to Kelly Beliveau, Administrative Services Director, at 212-663-3000 x1373 for additional information.