Internships and Special Programs

Mercyworks SYNERGY Summer Internship Program at Upstate

Spring graduating high school seniors college bound and current undergraduate college students

The Mercyworks SYNERGY Summer Internship Program External link 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 college bound high school seniors, or 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.


Presidential Scholars Summer Internship Program

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 Diveristy & Inclusion in collaboration with the urban community.


Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection — Syracuse

Juniors and seniors in the Syracuse City School District

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection External link 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 Restricted Access 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.