Applications and Downloads

For Upstate Departments:

Intern Request Form

For Prospective Student Interns:

Presidential Scholars Summer Internship Program Information and Application

Deadline is April 17, 2017.

Intern Application

Presidential Scholar Internship Information 2016

Internships and Special Programs

Mercy Works SYNERGY Summer Internship Program at Upstate

Current undergraduate college students

The Mercy Works SYNERGY Summer Internship Program External Icon is a strategic partnership between Upstate Medical University and Mercy Works, Inc. As a professional development program, it targets goal-oriented minority students from the city of Syracuse who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program. The goal of the program is to provide students with skills that will not only advance their academic and professional careers, but contribute to the future of Central New York's workforce and community.

SYNERGY Program Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have completed at least two semesters of college
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university
  • Graduated from a Syracuse, New York-area high school
  • Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program

Presidential Scholars Summer Internship Program PDF Icon

Spring Graduating College seniors grad school bound (will consider college seniors not who are not graduate school bound) & graduate students (Masters or PhD), and current graduate students

This program is a strategic initiative sponsored by the Office of the President, and coordinated by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in collaboration with the urban community. 

Internship Overview:

The goal of the program is to:

  • Foster the interest of underrepresented minority college students by providing meaningful and relevant experiences in preparation for employment in the health care setting.
  • Attract and retain talented underrepresented minority professional who are from the Syracuse Metropolitan Area.
  • Selected interns will be assigned to participating Upstate department of their interest and skill set. Participating departments will provide intern with meaningful work assignments, projects and mentoring opportunities based upon the departments operational needs.

Internship Eligibility:

  • Internship candidates must be under-represented minority (Black/African-American, Native American,  Hispanic/Latino American) college seniors graduating SPRING 2017, OR currently enrolled graduate students or graduate students graduating SPRING 2017.
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and should be prepared to enter the workforce or currently pursuing advanced degrees.
  • Students must meet the stated qualifications for the position for which they are applying to.
  • Priority will be given to under-represented minority students who are from or graduated from a high school in the Syracuse Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA - Onondaga, Madison, Cayuga, & Oswego Counties).
  • The program will operate from late May –August  2017. Internships are limited to 10 weeks. Start and end dates will be determined by the intern and the host department.
  • Students are expected to be job ready and professional. Students will work a regular weekly schedule not  to exceed 29 hours per week, and will be paid a stipend of $15 per hour.

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection - Syracuse

Juniors and seniors in the Syracuse City School District

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection External Icon was established in 1987 to help students at risk of dropping out to stay in school and achieve academic success. It is our mission to increase the graduation rates of students within the city school districts of Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo, New York and Prince George's County, Maryland by providing long-term advocacy, academic resources, life skills development, and job training, resulting in self-sufficient, contributing adults for the community. On average, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection students graduate high school at twice the rate of their peers and between 70 and 80 percent of these graduates attend college.


Project Search

The Project Search High School Transition Program Intranet Icon is a one-year educational program for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. It is for students whose main goal is competitive employment. The program takes place in a health care or business setting in which total immersion in the workplace facilitates teaching and learning through feedback and application of new skills.