Opportunities for College Students and Recent Graduates

Our programs offer the opportunity to get real-world experience, gain valuable skills in your field, and build a strong foundation for your future at UPMC. Find your perfect fit by exploring our Campus Programs options below!

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Summer Associates Program

11-week paid internship | Open to juniors and seniors | Learn more from our SA alumni | Applications are now open!

With a variety of programs in divisions such as Corporate, Insurance, Health Services, and UPMC Enterprises, 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.

The applications are open for the below functional areas:

  • Product Management - UPMC Enterprises (Graduate Opportunity)

The applications are currently closed for the below functional areas:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services Division (IT)
  • Software Engineering - UPMC Enterprises

Summer Student Nurse Internship Program

10-week paid internship | Open to junior-level or equivalent nursing students | Learn more from our SNI alumni | Applications are open for select locations!

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 (1-on-1), 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 and a specialty area.

Are you looking for a unique internship experience? Check out our SNI opportunities in Home Health and Senior Communities!

Administrative Summer Residency Program

12-week paid internship | Open to graduate students | Applications are now open!

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

Student Research Training Program

8-week paid internship | Open to undergraduate and graduate students | Applications will open mid-November

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.


Become a leader in your field by participating in one of our full-time, accelerated development programs. Develop leadership skills and network with executives while taking advantage of our full-time employee benefits. Program graduates are highly sought after for roles throughout our organization.

Finance Management Rotation (FMR) Program

3-year full-time paid program | Open to seniors and recent graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater | Learn more from our FMRs

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.

2020 FMR Program application now closed | 2021 FMR Program application will open August 2020

Information Services Division Rotation (ISDR) Program

2-year full-time paid program | Open to seniors and recent graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater | Learn more from our ISDRs 

During four six-month rotations across multiple divisions, you’ll work on rewarding projects that directly affect UPMC’s operations and patient care.

2020 ISDR Program application now closed | 2021 ISDR Program application will open August 2020

Administrative Fellowship Program

2-year full-time paid program | Open to graduate students

As an Administrative 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.


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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