*The applications for the 2023 Hillman Academy will open soon.


Thank you for your interest in the Hillman Academy and/or the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Undergraduate Internship (DDCF-UI). Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are unsure if the programs will be in-person, virtual, or hybrid, but we intend for all programs to continue in some form. However, program dates, content, and the number of students accepted are subject to change based on circumstances. 

**All students will have to create a new application. We will not accept applications from previous years. YES students from last year, you are guaranteed admission, however, you need to login and complete an abbreviated application to indicate what site and mentor you would like. 

 Programs for 2023: 

1) Hillman Academy (formerly known as UPCI Academy) - All high school students over the age of 15 are eligible.

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.

3) Resident Advisor (only if we have dorms available) - Undergraduate, Graduate, and Medical students are eligible. Prior resident advisor experience and/or Hillman Academy alumni are preferred.

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 Program Coordinator. 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. 

ASL Video

We will be hosting 2 webinars to go over information about the program and application. Click the link to download the meeting app. Click again at the indicated time to join the meeting.

Webinar 1 - TBD

Webinar 2 - TBD

Webinar 3 - TBD

*Extra Webinar added. All webinars cover the same information, there is no need to attend or view all 3.

For those who missed the webinar, the slides for the presentation can be found here. If you have further questions please call or email the Program Coordinator. 

If you have any questions please visit our site for more details (https://hillmanacademy.upmc.com/)Emails are most convenient as our office is mostly working from home.

Solomon Livshits


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