Employment & Training Opportunities

Educating future generations of research professionals is a vital part of our mission at NKI. We are committed to academic excellence and a majority of our scientists hold senior level faculty appointments at NYU Grossman School of Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry. The mix of basic research and education at NKI comes together in a model that is well proven. Many of our labs offer training programs that provide a career building, comprehensive educational opportunity in fundamental aspects of psychiatric illnesses.

Our educational training programs introduce students to the newest ideas, discoveries and technologies and allow them to work alongside some of the most innovative scientists in an open, collaborative, challenging environment. We offer an array of programs for post-graduate students.

Please see the NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations’ “StateJobsNY” website for State-funded positions at Nathan Kline Institute, with vacancies open to current State Employees or the General Public.

For positions available through the Research Foundation of Mental Hygiene, Inc. click here.

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

NKI Internship Program

The NKI internship program provides an opportunity for undergraduate level students to gain research experience across a range of disciplines represented by the NKI faculty. The NKI Summer Scholars program is a full-time, immersive experience. A diverse group of student scholars are matched to research mentors based on interest, skill set, and the fit with each laboratory’s summer research goals. 

Summer Scholars participate in weekly seminars that cover topics across the areas of expertise of the multidisciplinary NKI scientists. Internship projects typically focus on study implementation and data collection or data analysis and manuscript preparation. Other opportunities include program development focused on community engagement and outreach.

Given the seminar schedule and benefits of peer exchanges, the Summer Scholars program has a fixed schedule, beginning the first Monday of June and concluding the first Wednesday of August. ​Academic year internships are limited in scope to accommodate concurrent college coursework and are typically arranged in collaboration with the student’s institutional internship office. 

The NKI internship program has a mission of inclusivity and is therefore committed to offering in-person, fully remote, and hybrid opportunities, in addition to a commitment to support applications for internship stipends through the students’ academic institution.

Since its inception in 2014, the NKI internship program has welcomed over 84 Scholars from institutions across the nation, including Barnard, Fordham, Marist, Columbia, UCLA, Colby, Williams, Tufts, Rutgers, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Dominican College, Ohio State, Brandeis, and Rockland Community College. In addition to the practical skills developed through their experiences in the NKI research setting, alumni of the program have successfully applied to graduate / medical programs, presented posters, published research papers, and applied for Fulbright Scholarships with the support of their NKI faculty mentors.

For more information, please contact Kristin Dietz Trautman, LCSW, Co-Director, NKI Internship Program at Applications@nki.rfmh.org.