Thank you for your interest in the Hillman Academy or the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Undergraduate Internship (DDCF-UI). While we do not envision any restrictions in 2024, the program dates, content, and the number of students accepted are subject to change based on the University of Pittsburgh and grant guidelines.

**All students will have to create a new application. We will not accept applications from previous years. YES students who have only completed one summer research project, you are guaranteed admission, however, you need to login and complete an abbreviated application.

We will be hosting 2 webinars to go over information about the program and application. Click the link to view recording or register. 

          Recording Link

Webinar 2 -TBD

Webinars cover the same information, you are not required to attend or view both.

 Programs for 2024: 

1) Hillman Academy (formerly known as UPCI Academy) - All high school students over the age of 15 are eligible. Including students who complete their senior year of high school this spring.

2) Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Undergraduate Internship (DDCF-UI) - UNDERGRADUATES ONLY.  Hillman Academy alumni that were supported by a Doris Duke stipend are eligible to apply. If you are unsure please contact us before applying.

Both the high school and undergraduate programs will select the "2024 Hillman Academy" application below

Only applicants who fully complete their applications will be considered. If you started your application but were unable to finish, please reach out to the Project Manager. Those with special circumstances may be given more time.

We expect that those applying to the program are able to commit to ALL DATES and will not miss multiple days without prior permission. These programs are full-time commitments, and we request that you do not participate in other programs, classes, or jobs while in the program. 

Promotion Video

ASL Video

For those who missed the webinars, the slides for the presentation will be posted on our website. If you have further questions contact the Project Manager at Hillman.academy@pitt.edu 

If you have any questions please visit our site for more details (https://hillmanacademy.upmc.com/)

Steven Jones
Project Manager


Sign Up