SAS Honors Program

2019 Summer Shadow Opportunities


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

733 Third Avenue, Suite 510, New York, NY

Honors Alumna: Sudha Sarode RC ‘10 (Public Health/Biological Sciences & Psychology), Program Manager of Professional Education

Description of Organization: The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

Description of Role: I manage all aspects of online and live education programming on topics of inflammatory bowel diseases for gastroenterologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, and other healthcare providers. This can include submitting and reconciling grants/budgets with pharma companies, managing project timelines, working with faculty to develop educational powerpoints and content, and managing evaluation of programming. I collaborate with many vendors and partners so communication, relationship building and organization are major skills I use.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: I'm in an open office business casual environment so the student can sit with me and learn about my work. If I have meetings scheduled, the student may observe that. There are also many other staff within my department including advocacy and patient education/support so the student can meet with a few others as well if interested. I would take the student out to lunch in a casual setting to hear more about their interests etc.

Lunch provided.

Summer Shadow Hours: 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., approximately

Related videos, websites, and/or literature:  The company website would be a great start and happy to send the student more details as needed prior to the experience.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.







Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

1919 N Lynn Street, Arlington, VA

Honors Alumnus: Justin Schulberg, SAS ‘17 (Mathematics & Political Science/Spanish), Business Technology Analyst

Description of Organization: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals. Deloitte Government & Public Services Consulting is Deloitte's consulting arm, focused on leveraging Deloitte's assets, skills, and professionals for the Federal, State, and Local Governments.

Description of Role: I work on a data science team, doing data analytics, querying and data visualization for the U.S. State Department through the consulting firm Deloitte.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: I would bring them into the Deloitte building, teach them a bit about what Deloitte offers, explain generally what type of analytics work I do on my project and which tools I use, and then schedule some meetings between the student and Senior Managers/Partners who could also talk about what they do at Deloitte.

Meals provided.

Summer Shadow Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.




FCB Health



FCB Health

100 West 33rd Street, New York, NY

Honors Alumnus: Andrew Lear, LC '89 (Psychology), SVP, Creative Director

Description of Organization: Full service, global advertising agency

Description of Role: Creation of advertising campaigns, messaging ("copy"), and strategies for pharmaceutical brands. Mentoring and management of writers and art directors. Transforming clinical data into compelling promotion.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: A glimpse into:

  • how a pharma ad agency operates
  • the various disciplines that comprise our agency (art directors, writers, account executives, medical planners, strategic planners, health literacy experts, developers, etc)
  • the energy and excitement of agency life

Lunch and travel expenses provided.

Summer Shadowing Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (This is flexible to meet the student's needs).

Available Shadowing Opportunities: 3




ICF International





ICF International

630 Third Avenue, Floor 11, New York, NY

Honors Alumnus: Mike Alter, SAS '12 (Economics and Political Science), Senior Consultant, Distributed Resources

Description of Organization: Global consulting firm

Description of Role: Supporting electric utilities in the analysis of regulatory, policy, and market developments impacting the growth of distributed energy resources, like solar and energy storage.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: I would spend some time to show the student around our office to get a sense of the corporate culture. I would also introduce the student to the other three members of my team in our office, in addition to other colleagues who work on our Climate Change team (since they also focus on energy related issues). Finally, I would spend time with the student explaining what I do, what my team does, what consulting is like, etc. 

Lunch provided.

Summer Shadowing Hours: Half a day

Related videos, websites, and/or literature: This provides an overview of what my group focuses on:

Available Shadowing Opportunities*: 1 (between late May & early June)
*Ideally a student considering a Master in Public Policy/currently majoring in public policy and currently majoring in economics and/or political science




Lifeline Medical Associates



The Center for Women's Health/Lifeline Medical Associates

270 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ

Honors Alumnus: Paul Dicker, M.D., RC '88 (Biological Sciences), Clinical Ob/Gyn

Description of Organization: Private practice Ob/Gyn group operating as a part of a large, single-specialty organization focused on Women's Health

Description of Role: Work in office and hospital, and accomplish administrative duties

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: May include hospital rounds and shadowing during surgery or a delivery (possibly on a different day).   
Students will be required to complete training modules for OSHA and HIPAA training prior to shadowing.

Lunch and travel expenses provided. 

Summer Shadowing Hours: Office hours from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.






Montefiore Medical Center 

3340 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY

Honors Alumnus: Scott Shaffer, M.D., RC '03 (Biological Sciences/Psychology), Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Description of Organization: Academic Medical Center

Description of Role: Responsible for child patient care and medical education.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: Shadowing patient care, participating in educational activities,

Lunch provided.

Summer Shadowing Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.




The Michael J. Fox Foundation



The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Midtown Manhattan

Honors Alumnus: Danielle Denisenko SAS '14 (Planning and Public Policy, Psychology), Officer on Team Fox

Description of Organization: The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. In 2018 we raised approximately $118M and distributed over $111M in grants to research programs around the world. 

Description of Role: I am part of the grassroots fundraising arm of the Foundation's development team! We work with folks around the country to who want to fundraise in their local communities through events like 5Ks, galas, bowling nights, lemonade stands, etc and to connect them with the appropriate Foundation resources as appropriate! My role is a mix of event planning, relationship management, data analysis, and fundraising! 

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: Shadowing inter-departmental and external meetings that I attend, and I could also set up 20-30 minute coffee chats with team members from other departments that the student may be interested in!  Depending on what's going on that day, we can pop them into event prep or logistics meetings as well! 

Available Shadowing Opportunities*: 3
*Blackout dates: June 6, 7, 10, 28th; July 1-5, 18, 19; August 16, 19
Organization follows Summer Friday hours and closes at 2:00 PM.




NJ State Government & Legislative Offices





New Jersey State, Government, and/or Legislative Office

Honors Alumnus: Amit Jani SAS '12 (Journalism and Media Studies, Political Science), Legislative Liaison

Description of Organization: Placement at a NJ State, Government, and/or Legislative office such as the Department of Health, Treasury, State Senator's office, State Assemblyman, Congress, etc... will be dependent on the student's interest and site availability

Description of Role: Works with the Governor's Office, New Jersey Legislature, Members of Congress, and other elected or appointed officials in advancing the mission of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.




US Dept of State



US Department of State

2200 C Street NW, Rm. 2X01, Washington D.C.                                                                     

Honors Alumnus: Michael Friedman RC '84 (History), Director, Office of Editorial Content at US Dept. of State (IIP)

Description of Organization: Quality of life services

Description of Role: I head an office of approximately 30 creative professionals who create public diplomacy content to engage overseas audiences about U.S. society and culture, and about U.S. policies abroad.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve: Attending meetings, observing managers, editors, writers, photo editors, graphic designers, and technical staff creating public diplomacy content for distribution via U.S. embassy and consulate social media platforms.  

Lunch provided at department cafeteria.

Summer Shadowing Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Related videos, websites, and/or literature:; 

Available Shadowing Opportunities*: 2
*Black out dates: July




World Wide Technology



World Wide Technology

1 Pennsylvania Plaza, #2200, New York, NY

Honors Alumnus: Matthew Connors RC '08 (Physics & Chemistry), Engagement Manager

Description of Organization: Founded in 1990, WWT has grown from a small product reseller into a technology solution provider with $11.2 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,000 employees.  We serve the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world's best-known brands.  WWT ranks 8 on Glassdoors' Best Places to Work in 2018 list and 40 on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for list. 

Description of Role: Leads teams of consultants, data scientists, and other technical specialists to help companies create solutions to business challenges, develop strategy, and make more informed decisions.

A typical Summer Shadow day would involve:  The student will meet with members of the Business and Analytics Advisory team over the day to learn about a number of projects. The student may also listen in on calls where technical details of individual projects are discussed, and business development meetings where new opportunities are discussed internally or with customers.

Lunch and travel expenses provided.

Related videos, websites, and/or literature: The student should review the company website to become familiar with all the technology and consulting practices.

Available Shadowing Opportunities: CLOSED. We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity.




Nelson Biological Labs
Room A-110
P 848-445-3912


Milledoler Hall
Room 12
P 848-932-1406


Ruth Adams Building
Suite 108 
P 848-932-2011


Lucy Stone Hall
Room A-201
P 848-445-3206


100 Rockafeller Rd
Rm. 1031
P 848-445-3206

CAC Main Office

35 College Avenue