UPMC provides real-world experience to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students each year. We offer a variety of summer internship opportunities and full-time leadership development rotation programs in both the business and clinical sectors.


Would you like to get real-world experience, gain valuable skills in your field, and network with leaders in health care? Take the opportunity to build a strong foundation for your future at UPMC through one of our challenging summer internships. 

Corporate Fields

Summer Associates Program

11-week paid intership | Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students

With a variety of programs in divisions such as Corporate, Insurance, and Health Services, the Summer Associates Program is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in your field and exposure to real-world business opportunities. The program emphasizes professional development, networking, and community service. Learn more from our Summer Associate alumni.

The application window for our 2018 Summer Associate Program is NOW CLOSED. Please check back in early/mid August to apply to our 2019 Summer Associate Program!

Administrative Summer Residency Program

500-hour, full-time paid internship | Open to graduate students

The Summer Residency Program exposes you to high-level executives as you gain practical management experience. You will work under the supervision of a preceptor at the executive administrative level or above, and you will be invited to apply to the post-graduate Administrative Fellowship upon completion of the program.

Click the links below to learn more and apply to programs in the following areas:

Administrative Fellowship Program

2-year paid program | Open to graduate-level students | Learn more

As a fellow, you will spend your first year rotating with executive-level leadership, participating in various projects, meetings, and initiatives through a variety of core functional rotations. The second year is flexible and allows you to spend time working in an area of interest or organizational need.

Clinical and Research Fields

Summer Student Nurse Internship

10-week paid internship | Open to nursing students | Learn more and apply

Explore your future profession while building on the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom, networking with nursing professionals, and developing your professionalism in nursing. You’ll attend educational sessions and provide direct patient care with the guidance of a trained preceptor, working up to 40 hours per week at your designated hospital. You’ll spend one week in orientation and split the rest of the summer between a complex, acute care unit along with a specialty area (unless you apply to the OR, senior communities, or home health opportunities). 

Learn more from Student Nurse Internship alumni

Student Research Training Program

8-week paid program | Open to undergraduate and graduate students | Learn more

Learn the rationale, design strategies, and methods of biomedical research as a research assistant. Complete a research project under the direct supervision of experienced researchers, and present the results of your research to your peers, mentors and the research community.

Recent Graduates

Are you a recent graduate driven to become the best professional you can be? Become a leader in your field by participating in one of our full-time, accelerated leadership development programs. Earn a full-time salary and benefits as you develop leadership skills and network with executives. Rotations span across all divisions at UPMC, and graduates are highly sought after for complex roles throughout our organization.

Finance Management Rotation (FMR) Program

3-year paid program | Open to recent graduates with majors in finance, accounting, economics, business, or a related field with a cumulative GPA or 3.2 or greater.

In this immersive leadership development program, explore your finance and accounting interests during three one-year rotations. Gain broad exposure to UPMC’s operations and prepare for a leadership role at UPMC.

Learn more about past participants’ experiences on the FMR blog.

The application window for our 2018 FMR Program is NOW CLOSED. Please check back in early/mid August to apply to our 2019 FMR Program.


Information Services Division Rotation (ISDR) Program

2-year paid program | Open to recent graduates with majors in computer science, information technology, or a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

During four six-month rotations across multiple divisions in Health Services, Corporate Services, and Insurance Services, you’ll work on rewarding projects that directly affect UPMC’s operations and patient care. Learn more about past participants’ experiences on the ISDR blog.

The application window for our 2018 ISDR Program is NOW CLOSED. Please check back in early/mid August to apply to our 2019 ISDR Program.

All Access Days

What’s it like to work at UPMC? If you are a current college student, visit our corporate headquarters for a behind the scenes look at student employment opportunities and to network with our recruiters. Register to attend.


Are you looking for work experience in exchange for academic credit? UPMC partners with many educational institutions to offer externships. Educational institutions are encouraged to work directly with Volunteer Services, education offices, and their professional connections for placements. Student Experience Agreements are required. Questions about these agreements can be directed to studentagreements@upmc.edu.

Medical Students

UPMC offers residencies and fellowships for medical students in a variety of locations, departments, and specialties. If you are a medical student who would like to do rotation at UPMC, work with your academic institution to ensure an agreement is in place. Learn more.

Graduate Nurses

Gradate nurses are welcome to apply to any staff nurse or professional staff nurse position. All newly hired graduate nurses are automatically enrolled in the My Residency Program. The My Residency Program is designed to help you develop the skills to move successfully into the role of a professional nurse. Learn more about beginning your career as a nurse at UPMC.

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