Past Young Scholars Internship Placements

The following organizations are familiar with the rigor of the Young Scholars program and may be interested in working with someone from the Young Scholars family again.

Education Placements (5)

Houghton College in Utica, NY

Houghton College provides an academically challenging, Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences to students from diverse traditions and economic backgrounds and equips them to lead and labor as scholar-servants in a changing world.

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  • Address: Rutger Park, Utica, NY 13501


Leadership Mohawk Valley

Through in-depth experiences, Leadership Mohawk Valley is a 10-month program through Mohawk Valley Community College that transforms actively engaged civic leaders into community stewards.


On Point for College 

On Point for College helps traditional and non-traditional students overcome the barriers to higher education. On Point supports students from application through graduation and beyond, empowering them to fulfill their dreams and achieve their potential, benefiting both the individual and our community.


RD Advisory Group

RD Advisory Group serves as partners in success to help clients handle tough conversations, issues and situations to get their teams on the road to success and enjoy the ride.


Utica University

Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica University is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946. Utica University offers many of the advantages of a large university, such as undergraduate and graduate degree options, excellent academic programs, and outstanding faculty, but with an intimacy and a high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private colleges.

Medical and Healthcare Placements (7)

Abraham House Utica

Abraham House provides terminally ill guests and their families a safe and loving home, with all the support needed for dignified end of life care, free of any financial burden.


Center for Family Life and Recovery (CFLR)

Center for Family Life and Recovery supports individuals struggling with addiction, mental health and behavioral issues by inspiring hope, providing help, promoting wellness and transforming lives.


Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare – St. Luke’s Campus

MVHS is a system that provides healthcare services for the residents of the Mohawk Valley. 


Masonic Medical Research Institute 

MMRI is an internationally recognized biomedical research institute founded by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New York in 1958.


The Pines at Utica Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

The Pines is a healthcare community that meets the needs of individuals who require rehabilitation, short-term, or long-term skilled nursing care.


Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) 

The RCIL mission is to ensure a fully accessible, integrated society that enables full participation by people with disabilities.


VCA New Hartford Animal Hospital

VCA New Hartford Animal Hospital offers integrated and comprehensive internal medicine with life-stage preventive health care including canine, feline and ZooMED (birds, pocket pets, reptiles and amphibians) medicine and surgery.

Public Services and Government Placements (8)

Central New York Conservancy

CNY Conservancy, preserving and restoring Utica’s beautiful Olmsted green spaces and parks in the Mohawk Valley.


City of Utica Department of Assessment

The Department of Assessment and Taxation annually compiles the City assessment roll consisting of an assessed value for each of the City’s 22,279 properties.

  • Email: 
  • Address: Department of Assessment, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Phone: 315-792-0125


City of Utica Civil Service 

The City of Utica Municipal Civil Service Commission serves as the civil service agency for all divisions of government in the City of Utica, including the Golf Commission, Municipal Housing Authority and the Utica City School District.

  • Email: 
  • Address: Civil Service Office – City Hall, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Phone: 315-792-0225


City of Utica Purchasing Properties

The Urban Renewal Agency (URA) provides access for individuals, businesses, community organizations and other developers interested in redeveloping tax foreclosed, abandoned and distressed properties acquired by the City of Utica.


Governor of New York State

Andrew M. Cuomo, re-elected the 56th Governor of New York State on November 6, 2018, has a lifelong commitment to public service and the proven leadership skills to make government work for the people of the state.

  • Address: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224
  • Phone: 518-474-8390


Oneida Law Library

A Public Access Law Library of the NYS Unified Court System, 5th Judicial District, the Oneida County Supreme Court Library is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the NYS Unified Court Law Libraries Association (ProSe).

  • Address: 235 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501
  • Phone: 315-266-4570


Utica Mayor’s Office

Robert Michael Palmieri was elected Mayor of the City of Utica in 2011. Prior to being chosen Utica’s Chief Executive, Rob served his East Utica neighborhood as a Member of the Utica Common Council for fourteen years. He served as Weed and Seed Liaison, Deputy Public Safety Commissioner and Codes Commissioner.


Utica Public Library

The Library is dedicated to providing information and learning experiences throughout the diversity community of the Greater Utica Area.

Arts and Trades Placements (10)

A&P Master Images

A&P Master Images is a full service customization manufacturer in Utica, NY.


C.A.R.S. Collision

Utica’s premier and trusted source for quality automotive collision repair. 

  • Address: 410 Broad St, Utica, NY 13501
  • Phone: 315-732-2277


Lewis Tomaselli Architects

CLT Architect’s philosophy is to provide high, quality, meticulous and cost effective services to its clients organized around the traditional approach of single point responsibility in the hands of a Project Architect.


Geppetto Studios, Inc.

Custom costumes, puppets, and installation arts for film, television, theater, advertising and corporate events.


Levitt AMP Utica Music Series

Levitt AMP Utica is a 10-week music series of free, family-friendly concerts at Kopernik Park in Oneida Square with national headliners, regional/local opening acts and the most diverse audience in the area.


Meyda Tiffany Lighting

Meyda Tiffany Lighting is a decorative lighting manufacturing and importing company.


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI)

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute creates transformational arts experiences that cultivate curiosity and creativity, enlighten, educate, and inspire. The Institute aims to promote interest and participation in the arts and stimulate artistic self-expression and personal creativity. MWPAI continues to assume a leadership and advocacy role for the arts in Utica, NY.


Sculpture Space

Sculpture Space, is an international residency program, providing specialized studio workspace for professional artists whose focus is sculpture. 


The Stanley Theater

The Stanley Theatre is host to shows presented by Broadway Utica as well as several promoters.

  • Address: 259 – 261 Genesee Street, Utica NY 13501
  • Phone: 315-724-4000


Utica Children’s Museum

Utica Children’s Museum offers an environment that supports every child’s natural curiosity to learn through hands-on, play-based exploration.

  • Email: 
  • Address: 311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501
  • Phone: 315-731-2627

Placements with Local Businesses (12)

AIS Assured Information Security

AIS provides government and commercial customers with industry leading cyber and information security capabilities specializing in research, development, consulting, testing, forensics, remediation and training. AIS envisions their clients, their customers and our nation’s citizens being able to safely operate and conduct business with efficiency and confidence.

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  • New York Corporate Headquarters Address: 153 Brooks Road, Rome, NY 13441
  • New York Corporate Headquarters Phone: 315-336-3306


Bagg’s Square Association 

Bagg’s Square Association is a non-profit organization of businesses and community members dedicated to generating and sustaining new life and activity in the Bagg’s Square neighborhood of Utica, NY


Bagg’s Square Brewing Company

A brewery that provides an experience tailored to the history and culture that already exists in Utica, NY.


Cathedral Corporation

Cathedral Corporation prints and mails statements, checks, daily notices, bills and invoices for credit unions, banks, municipalities, healthcare, and investment management.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica

Delta Marriott Utica is a full service hotel located in downtown Utica. 


First Source Federal Credit Union

Founded as the Utica Teachers Federal Credit Union, the First Source Federal Credit Union serves those who work, live, worship, or attend schools in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. First Source operates five branch locations and offers a full suite of deposit and loan products for both personal and business banking, with online and mobile solutions. 

  • Email: 
  • Address: First Source Federal Credit Union, 4451 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413
  • Phone: 315-735-8571


Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy

Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy is an insurance agency with a far from ordinary approach to risk management. 


Mohawk Valley EDGE

Mohawk Valley EDGE (Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation) provides a coordinated economic development program that can assist your business to locate, grow and prosper in Oneida County, in the center of New York State. EDGE is aligned with the six-county Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council region.

  • Email: 
  • Address: 584 Phoenix Drive, Rome, NY 13441-4105
  • Phone: 315-338-0393


Northland Communications

Northland Communications is a provider of high-speed internet, cable television, and digital phone service. 


Smith Marketing Services

Smith Marketing Services is a marketing communications consultancy serving a wide range of national, regional, and local B2B and consumer clients. The firm excels at building multi-faceted, advertising, publicity and direct selling programs that foster an environment for increased sales, market share growth, and lasting customer relationships.

  • Email: 
  • Address: 95 Brown Road, Suite 237, Mailbox 1032, Ithaca, New York 14850
  • Phone: 607-257-7000


Townsquare Media

Townsquare Media is a community-focused digital media, digital marketing solutions and radio company focused outside the top 50 markets in the U.S.


Utica Coffee Roasting Company

Utica Coffee has cafes in Utica and Clinton, a world-class roasting and education center on Hotel Street, and a production facility in a historical building in Utica.

Family and Community Services Placements (14)

The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter is a human services organization that provides a full spectrum of educational, vocational, employment, residential, family support, guardianship, respite, recreational rehabilitation, day habilitation, clinical, children, adult, and senior services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. 


The Center: Resource Center for Refugees in the Mohawk Valley

The Center helps people resettle, assisting newcomers throughout the integration process by offering products and services that enable those in Utica to build a community with many cultures together.


Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)

CABVI’s mission is to assist people who are blind or visually impaired achieve their highest levels of independence.


Compassion Coalition

Compassion Coalition is a sustainable nonprofit where 96 cents of every dollar donated goes to creating change in our community. Thanks to its grocery store, Bargain Grocery, Compassion Coalition is a self-sustaining nonprofit. 

  • Address: 509 Lafayette St, Utica NY 13502
  • Phone: 315-266-0039


Empowered Pathways

Empowered Pathways helps people create self-directed solutions and move forward with their lives through its restorative practices, alternative dispute resolution, Surrogate Decision-Making Committee, and Women’s Employment & Resource Center.


Feed Our Vets

Feed Our Vets mission is to help Veterans in the United States, their spouses and children, whose circumstances have left them on the battlefield of hunger, and to involve the public in fighting Veteran hunger.

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  • Headquarters Address: 587 Main Street, NY Mills, NY 13417
    • Other Locations: Watertown, NY and Ashtabula, OH 
  • Phone: 315-525-9206


Johnson Park Center Food Pantry

Johnson Park Center is a faith-based non-profit organization that promotes positive change, revitalization, and community development in the heart of Cornhill, the poorest neighborhood in the City of Utica, New York. 


Midtown Utica Community Center (MUCC)

Midtown Utica Community Center supports the refugee and low-income population of Midtown Utica by providing educational and cultural programs, solving problems by connecting community members with other agencies and resources, and promoting a safe community environment for people of all ages and cultures. 


Mohawk Valley Latino Association 

Mission: To improve the standards of living for all residents of the Mohawk Valley through various services that will educate and empower them. To achieve awareness among the different cultures of the Mohawk Valley. To help shape the minds of our youth and demonstrate to them the great opportunities available within the Mohawk Valley and our Nation.

  • Addresses: 309 Genesee St , Utica, NY 13501 and 28 Scott St., Utica, NY 13501
  • Phone: 315-864-8419


Neighborhood Center

The agency provides a full range of outreach, preventative, developmental and therapeutic human services for over 20,000 individuals in the local and surrounding communities – a majority are children and their families.


Rescue Mission of Utica

The Rescue Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit, multiple-service, charitable organization serving Utica and the Mohawk Valley. The Rescue Mission serves individuals overcoming homelessness, abuse, addictions, and disabilities. Its programs provide safe lodging, food, clothing, case management, counseling, advocacy, education, referrals, spiritual and other supportive services.


Thea Bowman House

Thea Bowman House serves low-income, at-risk children and families in the Utica community. The organization provides quality care to some of our community’s most vulnerable children and youth in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty through a structured program of educational and social enrichment.

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  • Email:
  • Day Care Program Address: 731 Lafayette Street, Utica, New York
  • Day Care Program Phone: 315-797-0748
  • Universal Pre-K & After School Programs Address: 309 Genesee Street, Utica, New York
  • Universal Pre-K & After School Programs Phone: 315-735-6995


United Way of the Mohawk Valley

United Way builds stronger communities by improving access to health, education, and financial stability — the building blocks for a good quality of life.


YWCA Mohawk Valley

YWCA Mohawk Valley is #OnAMission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.