The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Available Winter Shadows

1. Amy Summers, Ph.D.: Psychological Evaluations

Industry: Healthcare

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am an educational psychologist with a private practice in Seattle, Washington. I conduct psychological evaluations of students with a wide range of learning needs, including learning disorders, attention or executive function disorders, highly capable, etc. My clients are primarily between the ages of 4 and 18, although I also occasionally conduct evaluations of infants and young adults.  I have an M.Ed., and a Ph.D. in educational psychology and have worked in a variety of settings, including public schools, clinics/hospitals and research institutions. I have been licensed as a psychologist and have had a private practice for about 18 years. For more information about me and my practice, take a look at my website: www.AmySummersPhD.com

Details

I am offering an externship experience from January 12-16, 2016 (five full days), to TWO students.

Expected attire: Seattle business casual. Nice jeans are okay. We wear Seahawks jerseys on Fridays! (that's optional also depends on how we are doing in January)
Help with housing: Other (I can try if you can't find anything.)

Description

The tentative plan is:

Monday:  First, Shadows will be required to sign confidentiality agreement forms. Next, we will spend the rest of this day talking about and exploring psychological tests, such as those used to measure IQ, academic achievement, sound processing, memory, attention, and executive functions. 

Tuesday: Shadows will visit some independent (private) schools in Seattle and meet one or two other psychologists who work in those settings. Shadows will observe a student/client in the classroom at one of those schools.

Wednesday: Shadows will observe (and possibly help conduct) a comprehensive psychological evaluation of the student/client observed on Tuesday.

Thursday: Shadows will collaborate with me to score and interpret tests, and write a report.

Friday: Shadows will observe (and possibly help conduct) an IQ test of a four or five year-old child to determine eligiblity to apply to an independent school for highly capable students. If time allows that afternoon, we will also meet with the parents of the student tested on Wednesday to go over the test results. 

Location

My office is located near the University of Washington at 5506 33rd Ave. N.E., Suite D, Seattle 98105. Street parking is widely available. It is also on two buslines and near the Burke-Gilman bicycle trail. There is nothing remarkable about building entry. 

Special skills

Shadows who have had some had some experience or taken classes regarding child development, learning disorders, and/or child psychopathology is preferred. In particular, I would recommend some basic familiarity with the DSM-V's description of ADHD and Learning Disorders. 

The Shadows will be expected to follow strict confidentiality requirements.

We will need to be certain there are no possible dual relationships between the Shadows and clients. In other words, the Shadows should not be related to, friends or business associates, etc. with the clients (or their parents). Parents of clients will be briefed well in advance. 

My goal is for the Shadows to become familiar with this type of psychology practice (and related fields in the schools) and hopefully they will get the chance to administer at least one test under supervision.  The pace of the externship will be rapid and students might need to spend some time during the evenings practicing tests if they would like to try to administer one. 

Other information

We will be in fairly close quarters, it would be good if the two externs have a good rapport with each other!

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2. Bike East Bay

Industry: Non-Profits

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I'm a Reed alumna (biology, 2007) with 4 years experience in bicycle advocacy and non-profit work, as well as a very positive experience of making a career change away from an academic track. After Reed, I continued with research biology by taking on a lab assistant job at UC Berkeley, and then enrolled in a PhD program, also at Berkeley. Many twists and turns later, I was able to explore lots of other career options (science writing, environmental consulting, grant-writing/fundraising, bicycle advocacy, being an adventure bum) while finishing my Master's at Berkeley. 

As a Shadow Supervisor, I'm happy to introduce Reedies to the non-profit and bicycle advocacy world, advise on graduate school, and to discuss the process of making a career change.

Details

Flexible between January 11–15, one to three days. 

Expected attire: Office Casual/Bike Professional
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Oh baby, let's do a work-exchange! We'll be finishing up our year-end campaign, so I'll probably put you to work either solo or with other volunteer on stuffing envelopes. We may be organizing a conference in that period that the Reed Shadow can join, but if not, we can schedule a day during staff meeting, where the student can hear more about the breadth of our bicycle advocacy work. 

Location

Storefront at Oakland's Jack London Square

466 Water St.

Oakland, CA 94607

Accessible by bike, BART, bus. 

Special skills

Student should be ready to pitch in and prepared to engage in the experience. I can make available time to interview other staff members, but student should be prepared with specific questions and specific connections they want to make. I'd love a letter of interest. Please see BikeEastBay.org for more information about our work.

Other information

Go for it!

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3. California Emergency Physicians

Industry: Medical Practitioners and Naturopathic Practitioners

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am an emergency physician in a very busy public hospital in central CA.  An intern could observe my daily care of patients in the ER and attend lectures for med students and residents at the facility.  Interested students would need to fill out a volunteer packet and take an easy test about confidentiality.

Details

I work 4 days a week and could take 1 intern with me during the whole time frame or split it between two.  My hours are variable and somtimes I work evenings but usually 6am.

Expected attire: nice casual clothes
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Observing in ER, attending lectures for med students and residents.

Location

The hospital is Natividad Medical Center located at 1441 Constitution Blvd in Salinas CA.  I enter through ER entrance.

Special skills

This would not be a "hands on" experience because students would only be observing. But it might be a good opportunity for pre med to see one type of doctor at work.

Other information

Salinas is not a nice town to stay in. Student would probably want to stay with us and ride over (40 min drive) to the hospital with me or drive if they have a car. We live in Santa Cruz, CA, which is very nice.

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4. (Non-Winter Break) Cambridge Arts Council, City of Cambridge, MA

Industry: Government U.S. State/Local

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am an artist educator and also work for the City of Cambridge where I develop and administer projects bringing arts into the public realm for all citizens and visitors in Cambridge. I also direct an exhibition program in our 700 sq ft gallery.

I went to Wellesley College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Boston School of the Museum of FIne Arts. My personal website is www.lillianhsu.com

Details

Shadow dates can last as long as the student has available.  Regular daily attendance and longer term is preferable to short sessions. Except for Jan 2016, I am available any time of the year.  I'd be happy to have 2 students.

Expected attire: casual public office
Help with housing: No

Description

The Cambridge Arts Council is an advocacy and presenting organization. We also work closely with other city departments such as Community Development, Public Works, Disabilities Commission.  I would work with a shadowing student to develop a project suitable to the student's interests, with a wide range of possibilities including the arts, public space, urban design and planning, education, neighborhoods, history, research.  Since we are a small agency, we all do a wide range of activities and tasks, and my work is very multi-disciplinary.  I oversee construction projects and shepherd artists from artist selection process through design development, fabrication, and installation.  Cambridge is a unique city with rich resources, and we partner with many organizations and individuals in our work.  This could also be an aspect of a student's learning.

Location

Cambridge Arts Council
City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor
344 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

We do not have parking except on-street metered parking.

Special skills

The student should have some ideas about what they want to explore. They should be able to work independently.  To take best advantage of our resources the student should enjoy interacting with members of the public and have interest in what makes a city work, what is the role of the arts in civic space, and some interest in one or more attributes of public space, i.e. historical, physical, social, political. If two students wanted to work as a team, that could be interesting as well. Time should be spent walking around the city and doing close observation of sites.

Other information

If the student can only spend one week, s/he should come in with a focused goal, and we should plan the week in advance to take advantage of the time.

I'm happy to talk to any interested student at any time throughout the year.

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5. Caplow Consulting

Industry: Communications

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

i do consulting for technology companies, providing product strategy and marketing.  I have a math degree from Reed and an MBA from the Wharton School.  I would love to get more Reedies involved in the business world. 

Details

Mostly likely availability:  January 12 - 16, January 26 - 30

I could only handle 1 shadow for about 3 days.  Between 10am and 4pm seems reasonable

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: Other (possibly could stay with us)

Description

research, meetings, analysis, creating powerpoint documents, etc. 

Location

24 Wedgemere Avenue, Winchester, MA

This is my house

Special skills

open, respectful person

interested in products or business 

Other information

I'm not sure which project I will be on in January

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6. CCD Innovation

Industry: Food Science

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Marc Halperin, Culinary Director, COO, and Founding Partner of CCD Innovation, Inc., has 30 years of restaurant and consumer product development experience.  Born and raised in the Central Valley of California, he studied biology, receiving a BA from Reed College in Portland, OR. Having played the piano from age 7, his next stop was at Boston University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. His long-standing passion for travel led him next to Paris, where we worked as a translator and chef’s assistant, ultimately receiving the Grand Diplôme d'Etudes Culinaires from the École de Cuisine La Varenne. He continued living in France, where he gained experience at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants.

Combining his interest in pedagogy, food, and the arts, Marc embarked on his professional career as a chef, a restaurant consultant, and finally as a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. In 1992, he co-founded the Center for Culinary Development, a strategic, new product development consultancy and remains there today. His clients include most of the largest Fortune 500 food manufacturers and restaurant chains. Marc has written for a variety of consumer and trade publications and is the Menu Development columnist for QSR Magazine. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and 10-year old daughter.

Details

Jan 4 - 8 OR Jan 11-15: one Shadow

Expected attire: casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Client meetings, product development assistance, shopping, on-line research, ingredient sourcing.

Location

1201 Park Avenue, Suite 101, Emeryville, CA  94608

Gated parking in rear of building

Special skills

  • Student needs to familiarize him or herself with what we do via the website (CCDInnovation.com)
  • Student needs to have a passion for food
  • Student needs to be curious and not afraid to ask questions
  • Student needs to be prepared to work in a development kitchen
  • Student needs to be willing to perform what may seem to be menial tasks but are in fact significant parts of the product development process

Other information

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7. Center Stage

Industry: Non-Profits

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Stephen Richard has worked in ballet, museums, and theater, with his longest tenure at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. As Arena’s Executive Director, he planned and managed the theater’s capital campaign for the Mead Center for American Theater. He has taught arts management at Georgetown University and George Mason University, among others. He has also served on the boards and committees of some of the nation’s most prestigious arts organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, American Arts Alliance, the League of Resident Theatres, and the Theatre Communications Group. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

Details

Jan 4 - whenever the maximum shadowing period ends. One shadow

Expected attire: Light Business Casual
Help with housing: No

Description

The shadow will be exposed to the major administrative operations of a not-for-profit regional theatre, including marketing, fundraising, education, financial management, and potentially other areas of interest to the shadow. The shadow will have the opportunity to attend senior staff meetings and regular weekly check-ins with staff in an observing role, when appropriate. The shadow may also take on projects related to front-burner issues of the theatre, working independently or collaborating with our current interns to complete these projects. The longer the stay, the more the shadow will be able to gain experience, make an impact, and immerse him/herself in our theatre, as opposed to simply playing the role of an observer. Ideal for any student interested in a career in theatre admininstration or not-for-profit management.

Location

2631 Sisson St.

Baltimore, MD 21211

This location is a temporary location that we will occupy while our current building undergoes renovation. At this time, I don't know what the parking/building entry situation will be, although the shadow will most likely have a key to enter the building.

Special skills

Any student with curiosity, ability to learn fast, and a love of the arts will most likely get a lot out of this experience. Experience/exposure to the regional theatre is always as a plus, as it will allow the shadow to devote less time to catching up to speed and more time making contributions to the theatre. A sense of humor is always an asset. Beyond that, someone who is punctual, dependable, and a hard worker will succeed here at Center Stage.

Other information

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8. CLEAResult

Industry: Environment

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

CLEAResult is a consulting firm focusing on delivering energy efficiency programs for utilities and nonprofits across the country. Most of what we do is convince people to install energy efficient equipment in their homes and businesses, and pay them money when they do.  For an example, take a look at Energy Trust of Oregon's residential program - we run that.

My team covers the west (excluding California).  We do research, evaluation, pilots, new program development, and a grab-bag of one-off projects that don't directly fit into other teams' missions.  We are the skunkworks of the office and fairly unique.

I graduated from Reed in 1991 with a degree in literature and fleshed that out with an MBA later on.  Both have been very useful.  I work with engineers, MBAs, analysts, and also plenty of people with a degree in liberal arts.  Most people here have bachelor's degrees.

Details

Externships can run from 3-5 days depending on how closely your interests align with mine.  I expect the schedule during the day will vary based on what's going on that I want to get you involved with.

1-2 externs, any time in January.

Expected attire: Relaxed office casual; no T-shirts or scruffy clothes, please
Help with housing: No

Description

You will learn about the range of careers in energy efficiency–from freewheeling to structured, from quantitative to liberal-artsy (tuned to your specific interests/inclinations).  I will show you how the industry works.  I will also show you the basics of project management and how that applies to actually causing projects to happen.  If you have a tendency to organize things, that's actually pretty fun.  You will be exposed to a wide range of projects. I will attempt to round up an actual project for you, such as a research or organizational project, but I have no idea what I'll be working on in January, so cannot say for certain.

Location

100 SW Main St #1500, Portland, OR 97204

Take the MAX downtown and go to the 15th floor of our building. That's the public entrance. They will give you an elevator pass for the day.

Special skills

Being genuinely interested in energy efficiency would help.  Note that if you are interested in renewables this is not the externship for you–we just do energy efficiency (using less energy rather than generating more). Having some interest in project management - getting work organized, figuring out how to make work happen, the nuts and bolts of process and planning–would make this much more compelling for you.

Other information

N/A

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9. Community Connections of New York, Inc.

Industry: Non-Profits

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I graduated from Reed in 2008 with a BA in Psychology. My thesis was a clinical psychology thesis on Drinking Behavior and Cognitions among Older Adults. Since graduating Reed I have completed a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University and held a variety of positions in both direct clinical practice and also in research settings. My research interests are around social issues, the evaluation of human service programs (how effective they are at what they set out to do) and policy. In direct practice I have worked with incarcerated youth, adults who are leaving prison life and re-entering into mainstream society and with adults with a variety of mental health and substance abuse needs including Mood disorders, PTSD, Schizophrenia. I currently work for a company that provides quality improvement services to human services agencies. I work as an evaluator where I help understand the process of implementing new programs and then the outcomes and impacts these prograsm have. 

Details

I am able to sponsor 1 student for up to 4 days, my date ranges at this time are flexible. 

Expected attire: Business Casual
Help with housing: No

Description

A Reed Shadow may observe many client meetings in which we work directly with program directors to identify their evaluation needs and develop strategies for gathering the needed information. They may also be involved in assisting myself or my intern in performing data analysis of survey data, and conducting literature reviews. This placement would largely offer an opprotunity for a shadow to learn about government funded grants to human services, the way in which the government monitors recipients and how research is conducted in this sphere. 

Location

567 Exchange Street, Suite 201 Buffalo, NY 14210

Special skills

Willing to listen and learn. 

Other information

None

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10. Cooke Wax Partnership LLC, Steve Wax '65

Industry: Advertising/Marketing

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I come from an entertainment background, having produced a number of independent movies. More recently I've been immersed in digital media. I'm focused on storytelling, and call myself a "narratologist."

Details

Jan 4—15, 1 extern

Expected attire: Goth, whatever
Help with housing: No

Description

Market and online research, writing short reports, participation in strategy discussions.

Location

10 Jay Street, Suite 406, 4rth floor, Brooklyn. York stop F Train.

Special skills

Social media, research online, writing & editing skills.

Other information

Summer interns and our previous Winter Shadows from Reed were fantastic.

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11. Corey McPherson Nash, Michael McPherson '68

Industry: Advertising/Marketing

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

  • Studied calligraphy with Lloyd Reynolds at Reed in the 1960s.
  • Professional calligrapher during early 1970s.
  • MFA Rhode Island School of Design 1979.
  • Worked at MIT Press, Northeastern University, and then joined Corey McPherson Nash in 1987—currently partner and creative director.
  • Specialize in brand strategy and design in all media for education, health care, technology and nonprofits.

Details

Jan 6—8, 2015, two externs

Expected attire: Casual
Help with housing: No

Description

  • Attend internal project meetings.
  • Attend client meetings or presentations.
  • Shadow designers, experience designers and creative directors/writers and learn what they do and how they do it.
  • Possibly attend a press run if the timing is right.
  • Possibly help with marketing tasks.

Location

63 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 4th floor

Located in Watertown Square, which is a node for public transportation from Harvard Square, Central Square, Copley Square, Kenmore Square and Downtown Boston.

Special skills

Applicants are advised to check out our website and spend some time on the website for the AIGA and the Design Management Institute. Also, read a book on graphic design history (Meggs maybe) or books on typography. 

Other information

Expect to have a great experience! 

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12. East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

Industry: Non-Profits

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Mr. Simmons, a native of Richmond, California, has served as a Faculty member (since 1978) and Artistic Director for East Bay Center for the Performing Arts (since 1985) developing curriculum, writing, directing and producing dozens of original and critical theater and interdisciplinary works.  For over thirty five years, in addition to his role building the overall Center, Mr. Simmons has maintained an active life as a Mestre of Capoeira, a licensed Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) player and teacher, and a musician in the African Music And Dance Ensemble, working closely and under the guidance of three of his principle mentors:  Ubirajara Almeida, (Mestre Acordeon) Masayuki Koga, and CK Ladzekpo.

Details

January 9-12 one shadow

Expected attire: informal
Help with housing: Yes

Description

  • Student Support Services - college counseling, essay writing, problem solving
  • Theater Production -rehearsal support, technical production support
  • Video/Audio editing
  • Musicianship/Music Theory Coaching
  • Site Specific Installation Design
  • Grant Research
  • Admin Support/Programming/ D Base Development..
  • Help around the Center....misc tasks

Location

All activities to take place at:

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th Street
Richmond CA 94801

http://www/eastbaycenter.org

Special skills

  • Open Minds
  • Hard Work
  • Ability to engage with youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in the Arts

Other information

Our web site is:

eastbaycenter.org

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13. Social Entrepreneurship in Mexico: Elder Care Resource Planning

Industry: Healthcare

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Michael serves as Benefits Adviser and takes lead in developing the new products and services for Elder Care Resource Planning. His background in financial and regulatory analysis makes Michael an expert adviser for families looking to understand benefits and make important financial decisions.

Previously, Michael led the marketing department at the Organic Materials Review Institute and has taught social entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University. Michael holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BA in political science from Reed College.

Details

Either period is good, but would prefer one student for about a week. This would be a minimum given the travel considerations.

Expected attire: flip flops, tank tops
Help with housing: Yes

Description

We are a startup. We have our paws in both new technologies of optimizing our digital marketing and old world of state level bureaucracies. We help families make the most of the elder care benefits and available financial assistance through being an expert guidance on over 500 programs.

Location

This is the fun part. We operate our two person company out of a co-working space in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.

Sayulita is a surf town about 45 north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. We run on fiber-backed internet direct to Mexico City, which means that we are more connected than many Americans.

Special skills

  • We are looking for a combination of smart and modest. We will be working on strategy and execution, mostly simultaneously and with very little cash.
  • Projects could include user experience critiques, developing new business models, social media analysis, and just plain old search engine optimization.
  • Also, we are open to hearing what you are good at and how you can help us do something that we have not thought about yet.

Other information

  • You  pay your way to Mexico in the winter. January just after the holidays is not super over priced but prepare to drop 600 from the US west coast.
  • We can probably find you a place to crash for cheap.
  • This will be about entrepreneurship in general and social entrepreneurship in particular. We are a mission-driven family business.
  • Plan to spend a week here. Probably want to expand to one or both of the weekends to explore the area.
  • Beer and tacos are cheap, but other food can be about Portland prices. Scrounging is encouraged. ;)
  • We might be able to find you an extra surf board, if you fancy that. Dawn sess optional.

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14. GlooPen, Inc.

Industry: Internet

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

While at Reed I tried to do everything (except for the homework, meaning I did not graduate -- I regret this, so don't do it!). One of those activities was programming a lot on campus computers. It led to a career in software engineering ranging from big companies like Microsoft to little startups. I have built many games, gizmos, and boring enterprise stuff. For some time now, I am enaged in my own software startups, focused on consumer applications like social-media, gaming, and such.

My colleague followed a more traditional academic path. Bachelors in Math/Philosopy. Masters in Philosophy of Science and PhD in Public and International Affairs. He is an editor and a published children's book author.

Together, we are building the next generation of social-media. We'll both conduct the Shadow, assisted by other team-members in our startup at the time of the Shadow.

Details

Jan 4-15. As many students as practical (8?)

We are offering a shadowing opportunity performed remotely over the Internet using Skype and our own collaboration software. We think we can handle a lot of students simultaneously, though following the Reed model, we'll keep it small. Assuming at least two team-members on our end are available full-time during the externship, I think we should be able to accomodate up to 8 students. Friends signing up together is ideal.

If you get 'stuck' in a shadowship you don't like; or change your mind part-way through one; check in with us and we'll try to accomodate you.

Expected attire: wear a smile
Help with housing: Other (You'll be remoting from you existing residence)

Description

We'll show you the details of:

  1. how we built our startup to whatever stage it has reached at the time of the Shadow
  2. what day-to-day activity of operating it entails
  3. how to design/test/debug/deploy additional elements to our product
  4. ???

Location

You'll work from the comfort of your own lair.

For the most part, software hacking is an activity that involves poring over a monitor screen all day along, interrupted occassionaly by colorful language. Thus, "shadowing" is best accomplished by screen-sharing with live annotation and a lively discussion in real-time.

This means arrange to have yourself a computer with a good Internet connection, preferably with two or more monitors.

On the off-chance that we have room in our hacker-house, we'll let you know. But don't count on it.

Special skills

No tech startup is ever able to assemble all the skill it needs. As long as you have the hacker mind-set: "I don't have XYZ skillz; but am willing to do ABC to get them," you'll do great.

If all you get out of this externship is that "I can do a startup," or even better, "I can do a startup better than these bozos," it is a success.

Other information

We are bulding the next-generation of social-media/collaboration/content-creation platform that should be very exiting to participate in as a user and its contributor.

If you get the feeling that we will use you as guinea pig to test our product through our remote shadowing -- you are correct.

But it is not our primary goal. We'll try to make it fun and productive and you should learn something about the Real World from it. Let us know what additional assistance/value you would like to get out of the externship beyond what we have offered, and we'll try to accommodate you.

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15. Gregory S. Forman, P.C., Reed Parent

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Mr. Forman graduated from Haverford College in 1984 with a dual major in political science and economics. He graduated from Temple University School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1991. He has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1992 and practicing family law since 1993. He is also licensed to practice in the Federal District of South Carolina, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. In March 2013 he was awarded the “Leadership in Law” award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

Mr. Forman opened his law practice in November 1993. His practice primarily focuses upon family law and appeals. Mr. Forman has more than 50 lectures and 25 published articles on the law and has lectured nationwide.

Mr. Forman is the Treasurer for the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee and the Past-President of the South Carolina Bar Trial and Appellate Advocacy Council. Among the published opinions from family law appeals he has handled are the cases of Ware v. Ware, Spreeuw v. Barker, Upchurch v. Upchurch, Abate v. Abate, Emery v. Smith, and Moore v. Moore. He was on the Board of Editors for the 2010 update of Marital Litigation in South Carolina, Substantive Law, 4th Edition by Professor Emeritus Roy T. Stuckey.

Details

During the window January 5 through January 16: up to two externs, one week each; or one extern for two weeks during that same window.

Expected attire: When going to court, proper business attire; otherwise casual
Help with housing: Yes

Description

My experience with college level externs is that mostly I can have them observe and ask questions. I don't ask externs to do administrative tasks for me but they typically don't have the ability to do legal work.

Externs can expect a variety of experiences in a week-long externship. They will observe me working on blogs and lectures, mentoring young lawyers, meeting with clients and other attorneys, preparing for hearings and trials, and drafting legal paperwork. They are likely to observe me in court (if I'm not in court that week they are welcome to observe a colleague in court). They may attend a mediation. Some externs have observed me arguing an appeal in the appellate courts or presenting a legal seminar for other attorneys.

Location

My office is 1 1/2 blocks from my home so I walk to work. If we need to drive somewhere the extern can drive with me.

Special skills

Enthusiasm and an interest in family law help. I expect externs to observe and ask a lot of questions. I find my work intellectually stimulating, emotionally satisfying, financially remunerative, and socially productive. What more could someone want from their career? I hope to impart my enthusiasm for this field of law onto my externs.

Other information

Reed students who want a better feel for my practice are welcome to peruse my website: http://www.gregoryforman.com

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16. Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter PC

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer with a broad array of clients from musicians, music publishers, film makers, writers, fashion designers, dentists, commedians and buisinessmen. We are a boutique firm that does both litigation and transactional work. More information is available on our website: ikplaw.com. I also teach courses on recording contracts and music publishing at various graduate (law school) and undergraduate schools.

Details

Need to think about it more but 1-2 weeks, dates are flexible beginning January 5.

Expected attire: business casual occasional tie (or female equivalent) might be neccesary
Help with housing: No

Description

Meetings, telephone conferences, drafting letters and agreements, review of agreements, going to see musical acts play (evening).

Location

Century City Office building. Parking is a bit pricy ($12 per day and up)

Special skills

Understanding what is involved in providing someone with legal counsel.

Other information

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17. Jama Software

Industry: Application Software

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I'm a 39-year-old guy with a bachelor's degree in computer science, awarded 15 years ago. My career has largely been in system and network administration - more "IT" than "programming." I've worked for very large (University of Texas, Nike) and very small (local marketing agency, film studio, and software companies) businesses, including working for myself on and off throughout my 20 year career.

While I am a geek, I look at myself as more of a jack of all trades - my goal is to help people use technology to make their life easier - which goal is not always achieved via technological means. In the past 5 years I've turned my focus to developer/technical support - helping other geeks get the most out of software for a couple of startups. My current role is a bit odd, so think carefully about whether you think it'll be relevant to your interests:

I help my (technical support) team of 12 get their work done more effectively by working to remove technical barriers (eg: our ticketing system lacks a feature that would make life much easier; how can we address that shortcoming most effectively?) as well as social barriers (eg: working with the sales team to be sure that new customers can start using our software quickly). So, I spend some time in meetings with other teams, as well as spending a lot of time working on our tools and processes to improve them. I also do a fair amount of mentoring of my team since many of them are at a somewhat early stage of their careers (first or second job, <5 years in the workforce).

As a supervisor, I want the same things for my teammates as I want for myself: to be happy.  I can generally help guide you to a place where you have less frustrations in achieving your work goals and hopefully that can bring you enough joy or at least lack of resentment to do good work. As a shadow sponsor, I'd want to demonstrate some of the "softer" side of tech: how to help a company work well and help customers achieve their own goals.  It would nonetheless be a moderately technical position since we work exclusively with software that is fairly complex.

Details

Jan 11-15, 1 shadow for 5 days.

Expected attire: casual (tshirt and shorts or better)
Help with housing: No

Description

My plan is to literally have the student shadow me - as I attend meetings with my team, customers, and others in the business, and while I'm not interacting with others, explain the work I do as I do it with some more context about what I'm trying to achieve and how I'm doing it as well as the motivations for the methodologies I employ. I don't think that we'll be able to get a shadow access to our corporate systems, so it's going to be more ride-along (though their participation in meetings within my team will be welcome!) and less internship-with-deliverables (though I will be interested to read their blog post for Reed :))

It would be useful, nonetheless, to have a laptop since I should be able to get a trial copy of our software setup for the student to play around with.

Location

Jama is located at 135 SW Taylor Suite 200, Portland, Oregon, 97204.

There is no free car parking nearby, so transit (max and bus stops located nearby) or biking (free parking indoors) is recommended & is how most folks who work here come to work.

Entry to the building is controlled by keycard and the shadow would receive a temporary keycard so they could come and go as needed.

Special skills

As I mentioned, my role is a bit unique - while I come with a software engineering background, I don't spend a lot of time working directly with code. So, for a student to enjoy and benefit from time spent together, they'd need to be interested in the less technical aspects of working at a tech company. Jama is in some senses a startup - not a company run by a board of directors, but one run by the ~160 (at present) employees with a fair amount of self-direction. However, this is what I'd call a "late stage" startup, so the entrepreneurial aspect is not much of a focus anymore, and thus students looking to start their own startup might be benefited more from a smaller shop. Students looking to work for existing startups or other small-to-medium tech companies stand to benefit a lot, as the "soft skills" my work and team center around are not generally taught in school, and people lacking them seem to have a harder time adjusting to growing organizations and companies that have grown beyond a few dozen people. Students looking for a career in/a taste of a role "just/primarily writing code" would definitely be better served by someone in a much different role.

I enjoy mentorship so any student who hasn't been scared off by my job description and is interested in learning would be fun (= my success criteria) for me to work with.

Other information

I like to talk, and have successfully mentored several students before. While this won't be super "hands-on" work for a shadow, it will hopefully be informative about what it's like to work in the world of tech companies.

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18. Kartini Clinic

Industry: Healthcare

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Research assistant to CEO and/or his direct reports. Please refer to LinkedIn profile for more info, https://www.linkedin.com/in/morganotoole, as well as Kartini Clinic's website, kartiniclinic.com. Thanks.

Details

One Shadow, Jan 4-15.

Expected attire: Business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Background healthcare-related research projects, written reports, oral presentations, possibly some data mining/data analysis. Strong analytical background a plus but not required. Just need a sharp, inquisitive mind and a positive attitude. 

Location

See Mailing Address above. Once a candidate has been accepted, we can discuss security access to our building (there is a code in the elevator). The State also requires a background check (felony convictions only; check does not include drug screening). There is no dedicated parking for employees, but street parking is available as well as a number of public transportation options along the Vancouver Ave/Williams Ave corridor. Secure bike storage is available onsite.

Special skills

Intellectual curiosity, good verbal/written skills, able to work within a team and contribute in group discussions. Work efficiently without supervision.

Other information

None.

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19. La Jolla Village Family Medical Group

Industry: Healthcare

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I went to University of Miami School of Medicine and then did a 3-year residency in Family Medicine at UCSD medical center, San Diego, CA. After completing that, a colleague and I started a new primary care practice in La Jolla in 1990. We made a business plan and got a loan. We rented and built out a medical suite. We bought equipment and supplies. We had phones installed and contracted with hospitals and health plans and began seeing patients at the rate of 1 per week.

Since then our practice grew to as many as 7 providers and a chiropractor. We have been practicing primary care (family medicine) at "ground zero" of managed care for over 25 years. We have cash patients with no insurance, disabled patients with public health plans, corporate health insurance patients and Medicare patients.

At one point in my career I was seeing patients a 4 nearby hospitals and then seeing 25 patients per day. I have dealt with impaired providers, dying patients, angry patients, pregnant patients, newborns, and sang happy birthday to a 100 year old patient last month. I have delivered more than 100 babies, called ambulances for very ill patients, called the police due to very upset patients and cared for more than 250,000 visits over the years.

Presently my office has 2 physicians and a nurse practitioner. I do not go to hospitals to care for patients anymore but have conferences and committee meetings there periodically. I see about 15-20 patients daily with anything from sore throats to sports physicals to diabetes to brain tumors to strokes to depression to....

Details

January 5-16. 1 shadow this year. Students may choose as many of those days as they want.

Expected attire: either pants, shirt and tie or conservative women's attire
Help with housing: Yes (I have room for one student to stay in my 4 bedroom home.)

Description

Shadowing me in sunny San Diego would involve about 3 hours per day of watching me see patients, reviewing contracts, managing a small business and documenting medical encounters. Projects like performing patient satisfaction surveys or follow up phone calls or specific disease screenings could be arranged.

A chiropractor would be available to demonstrate his pain relieving techniques. Dermatologists, orthopedists, pulmonologists, sleep medicine specialists and ophthalmologists are available as well in offices down the hall should more hours of shadowing be required.

Location

4520 Executive Drive #105
San Diego, Ca 92121
858-450-5900
my cell phone 858-342-4975

Parking in our lot all day would cost about $10/day. There is a shopping mall down the street with free parking about 200 yards away. There is the "super loop" bus stop across the street from our building that travels around the entire area but does not go near my home, which is a 6 mile freeway ride away.

Special skills

Running a cottage industry that is also highly regulated by professional, corporate, and government interests is a unique skill that is rarely taught in "business" classes.

Of course having people share their most intimate and worrisome health concerns with you all day is a privilege offered to only a few.

If you were interested in primary care medicine or in starting a small brick and mortar business, this would be a good opportunity.

Other information

I personally believe that shadowing a professional is a unique experience that is not available to non-students and opportunities for shadowing should be taken at every opportunity. I would love to follow my colleagues around and see how they handle various issues... but unless I am actually a patient I never get to see how they "play the game."

I did not go to a liberal arts college and I apologize for my clumsy writing style.

 

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20. Laird Harrison, Journalist

Industry: Journalism

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Laird Harrison writes about health, fitness, technology and an assortment of topics that catch his fancy.

His work has appeared magazines (TIME, Audubon, Reader’s Digest, People, Health), newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press); and Web sites (Salon, Reuters, MSNBC, CNN.com). He has produced video for Web sites including Smithsonianmag.com and audio for KQED and WUNC public media stations.

Harrison has taught writing at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension and Mediabistro. His recent novel, Fallen Lake, tells the story of a powerful attraction between two couples and how it affected their children.

He grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied creative writing and politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Oakland, California.

Details

Jan. 11-15; one shadow

Expected attire: casual
Help with housing: No

Description

I work as a freelance journalist. Most of my current clients are medical publishers and their audience is physicians. I also publish a newsletter, Sports Without Injury (www.sportswithoutinjury.com). The Reed Shadow might assist me in finding articles to write about, finding experts in interview, and preparing first drafts of articles.

Location

4019 La Cresta Avenue. This is a private residence. My office is in the back. Parking is available on the street.

Special skills

The student should be interested in a possible career as a journalist, and be open to covering health and medicine, particularly for a professional audience. 

Other information

Space is limited. We will share a small office located at the back of a private residence.

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21. Lake Oswego School District, Laura Paxson '80

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I have taught social studies (mostly world history and US history) at Lake Oswego High School for 20 years. I also had a two-year stint in the Peace Corps in Paraguay back in the '80s. I am going into my 2nd year being the teachers' union president.  In my job as union president, I attend a lot of meetings, defend the contract, go to Salem and dabble in politics and meet one on one with teachers who have concerns.

Details

The month of January is the end of the first semester. I could do anytime in the middle section of January. 2 externs are fine. If they want to see a union meeting, a Tuesday is a must.

Expected attire: Relaxed
Help with housing: No

Description

Watch class while I teach and/or attend union meetings.

Location

Lake Oswego High School
2501 Country Club Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Some visitor parking in front of school.

Special skills

Pre-meeting to determine extern's interest. Post externship meeting.

Other information

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22. Limeade

Industry: Technical and System Software

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I have worked in 4 industries since graduating from Reed. I attended graduate school 4 years after Reed and recieved my MBA from Stanford. I have a focus on analytics and business operations, with a balance of strategy and legal experience intersperced.

In my current role, I am soley focused on operational scale and leadership in a growth software company. This company's mission is to "Measurably improve well-being in the world through happy, healthly, high performing workforces."

Details

1 shadow. Open to length of time and time period.

Expected attire: Casual
Help with housing: Other (I could host, but will only be able to offer an air mattress...and they have to like kids and cats.)

Description

Business meetings, executive operations meetings, 1:1 meetings, so on...

Location

10885 NE 4th Street Suite 400 Bellevue, WA 98004

Parking in the building is expensive, however there are many park and ride locations with quick bus rides to the office. A bit longer haul from Seattle, but not impossible.

Building is accessible without a badge 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special skills

Open, curious, interested generally in business operations and software.

Other information

Please do some due diligence, familiarizing yourself with our website. And, check out my LinkedIn profile to get some context about my work:

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23. Maureen Joy Charter School

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

After earning my B.A. in psychology from Reed (2010), I attended the Lewis & Clark Graduate School for Education and Counseling to receive my M.A.T. (2011), with endorsements in middle and high school English. I then taught high school English and credit recovery in Vancouver, Washington for two years.

In 2013, I moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. My fiance is working on his Ph.D in pharmacology at UNC Chapel Hill. I began teaching at Maureen Joy Charter School in 2013, and am beginning my third year working at this school. I have taught both 7th and 8th grade Reading/Language Arts, and am currently the 7th grade Language Arts teacher and 7th grade team leader. MJCS is a free, public, kindergarten through 8th grade charter school that serves primarily African-American and Hispanic/Latino students, and the large majority of our scholars qualify for free and reduced lunch. The goal of our institution is to work to close the achievement gap and to provide our scholars with the academic and character education to be successful in their schooling and beyond.

I would love to sponsor a Reed student who is interested in pursuing a career in education. The teachers at our school work incredibly hard and are very passionate about our mission. Our scholars are fun, focused, and awesome.

Details

January 4-8, 2016: one shadow; January 11-15, 2016: one shadow.

Expected attire: Semi-professional
Help with housing: No

Description

A Reed Shadow would participate in a full-staff morning meeting, morning duty (monitoring a homeroom or serving breakfast), classroom observations, supporting students during independent, partner, or small group work, interacting with other 7th grade teachers (or other teachers at the K-8 level), meeting with the principal, attending student council meetings, attending grade-level meetings, and monitoring dismissal on the bus line. Our students are awesome! In my class, we'll be developing our background knowledge/schema in order to begin our unit on The Outsiders!

Location

Maureen Joy Charter School
107 S Driver Street
Durham, NC 27703

Parking is in the school lot. Building entry can be with me or via the front door of the school (buzz in and check in at the front office).

Special skills

Our school is very structured and organized, so a Reed Shadow must be punctual and eager to participate in several daily activities. The student should be enthusiastic and passionate about education and social justice. This person should be willing to talk with students about literature and reading, and should be ready to observe our school and reflect on its practices and effectiveness. We work long hours and devote so much energy to our students, but we also live the Joy Way and have a lot of fun! Check out our school at: http://www.joycharter.org

Other information

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24. Method, David Lipkin '91

Industry: Consulting

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

About Method
Method designs integrated brand, product, and service experiences. We work with start-ups, small businesses and Global 1000s to create the strategy, brand, user experience and code that drive all sorts of new products and services. Our people are a blend of strategists, visual designers, user experience designers, technologists and program managers. More at http://www.method.com

Fundamentally we are critically minded problem solvers with good craft skills. Reedies tend to be the former and less of the latter but the latter can be learned. Many of our most succesful people have the kind of fundamentals developed at a place like Reed with added real-world experience and specific discipline related skills.

An externship while brief should expose one to how a design firm works, how our projects are run and what are clients are like.

About me
David has more than 20 years of experience solving business problems with design solutions. As one of the founders of Method, he has lead the development and growth of the New York office, where he currently leads strategy and business development efforts.

David founded Method with the desire to be part of a design firm that focused on positive business outcomes, smart cross-platform solutions, and an always improving culture. His clients value his experience, insight, and candor. Some of them include Comcast, IBM, MoMA, PBS, Rogers Communications, The TED Conferences, Time Warner Cable, Steelcase, and Viggle.

Prior to Method, David was Director of Technology at MetaDesign. Within the role of Director of Technology, David was key in establishing and building MetaDesign’s transformation from a print-oriented studio to one that created brand-oriented multimedia, Internet-based, and application-based products.

David is also an active participant in the design, various industry, and professional communities. Recent speaking engagements include Digital Hollywood, the Interaction Design Association (IXDA), Usability Professional’s Association (UPA), and Harvard Business School.

David has a B.A from Reed College, where he majored in history. David finds work a relaxing break from the freneticism of his two little girls and ongoing renovation of his 1870s Brooklyn Brownstone.

Details

I would recommend an extern spend as long as possible here with a week being the minimum and two weeks the maximum.

We will take one extern from Jan 5-16 or one of those two weeks.

Expected attire: Casual (no chinos required)
Help with housing: No

Description

  • Project stand-ups
  • Project critiques
  • New business presentations
  • Proof-reading
  • Research
  • Brain-storms
  • Dice games
  • Karaoke
  • New York lunches 

Location

Method 151 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor New York NY - Just walk in the downstairs door then come up in the elevator. We've got the whole 5th floor. Map:

http://goo.gl/pNKnnX

Special skills

Experience with web development, graphic design, user experience is useful but not required. 

Other information

Nope.

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25. Metro

Industry: Government U.S. State/Local

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

At Reed I majored in Chemistry, I went on to receive my Masters in Environmental Management at the University of San Francisco. I have worked in the hazardous waste management field for 31 years, in just 2 jobs. My first job out of college was with a small hazardous waste recycling company in Northern California, since 1991 I have been with Metro, the regional governent here in the Portland area.  I oversee Metro's hazardous waste program, we collect and manage hazardous waste from households and businesses in the region. I also oversee our latex paint recycling operation, MetroPaint, at which paint collected all around the state is recycled into a product which is sold at retail outlets throughout the Northwest.  

Details

For the past couple of years the shadow we have offered has been two days, that is what works best for us. At this point we are pretty flexible on the dates.

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

One day would be primarily at Metro's regional headquarters, talking with various Metro staff involved in solid waste management, recycling, food waste, and related work. The second day is primarily in the field, touring and learning about Metro's household hazardous waste collection operations and paint recycling operations, as well as a look at the operations of a solid waste transfer station .

Location

600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, visits to other sites would depart from this location. Easily accessible by public transportation or bike, parking information can be provided if needed.

Special skills

Mostly nterested in providing an overview of both policy and operational aspects of solid waste and hazardous waste management, as well as how a local government agency works.

Other information

There are about 10 Reedies working here at Metro. We may be able to organize a lunch with the opportunity to meet several of them.

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26. Montgomery High, Santa Rosa, CA

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I have been teaching in a public high school for 14 years, following a 14 year career as a registered nurse. Jack of all trades, master of none. My Reed degree in political science has been one of the most profound and positive factors in my life. Being a teacher, you had better be a lifelong learner. Teaching has forced me to grow profoundly, and while it has its stresses and satisfactions, it isn't often boring. Current assignment, with which I am pleased, includes International Baccalaureate Film (our school offers an IB program), video production, yearbook, and English. At various times, I have pursued African dance, capoeira, soccer, and am currently engaged in bicycling and indoor rock climbing. Creative impulses are met by turning wood, at which I have a certain ambition. My wife is an MD, one son is an aspiring film maker (graduated), the other an aspiring engineer (still in college). Two dogs and a totally cool polydactyl cat round out the home team.

Details

Any shadowing here would be totally unvarnished and unscripted. I have no concerns or requirements for a shadow - I trust anyone doing this would be motivated and engaged. There are some really superb teachers at Montgomery, who are quite generous with their ideas.
 
1 shadow; 3-5 days, either week. Best not to span the weekend, probably.
I can provide housing. I live about 25 minutes from school, and am happy to drive the student as well as provide room and board. Excellent vegetarian (but not vegan) cuisine and/or grub. If they wanted to remain in Santa Rosa, I could see if another teacher has a room available.

Expected attire: Collared shirts, no holes in your jeans (casual adult attire)
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Any shadowing here would be totally unvarnished and unscripted. I have no concerns or requirements for a shadow - I trust anyone doing this would be motivated and engaged. There are some really superb teachers at Montgomery, who are quite generous with their ideas.
  • Observing me and other teachers across a variety of subjects.
  • One on one and group conversations with teachers, potentially with administrators (I'll have to check).
  • Review of assignments, student work produced, evaluations.
  • Lesson planning.
  • If appropriate, possibly leading class (under supervision).
  • After school socializing with teachers (not insignificant)

Location

Montgomery High
1250 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa CA 95405

Parking on site. Building access is not a factor.

Special skills

Everyone has had teachers, but that's not the same as being a teacher. Mostly it's a matter of being observant, open minded, and inquisitive. Shouldn't be a problem. This isn't so much a "maker" opportunity, but I am happy to try to involve you as much as possible. I am happy to discuss anything ad nauseum. Gotta get up early some days, vegetarian/non-smoking household, couple of dogs and a cat. If that sounds okay, we should be good. For me, I would just want to feel like the shadow got at least a sense of what's really involved. I'm not concerned if they come out of this feeling more positive or negative - my role isn't to sell it, but to make sure it is perceived clearly.

Other information

I live about 25 minutes from school, in the redwoods and about 20 minutes from the Sonoma Coast. I am happy to drive both ways - I wouldn't expect you to have a car, and the commute time is prime discussion time, too.

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27. Neurological Clinical Practice and Research

Industry: Healthcare

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I graduated from Reed in 1977, took two years off studying virology and immunology at the medical school in Portland, then worked at the Oregon Comprehensive Cancer Center in Portland. I then returned to Chicago for medical school (with brief times also Harvard, University of California San Francisco, and the Institute of Medicine, Queens Square, London, England), completed internal medicine and neurology, electroencephalography/epilepsy, electromyography/peripheral nerve and sleep fellowships at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 

Details

A one week shadow experience that includes our Friday research day.

Expected attire: Business casual (close-toed shoes)
Help with housing: No

Description

I now direct a very large Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center within a private single specialty neurology practice. Friday is my research day, full of individuals participating in one clinical trial or another. An extern could spend the week closely shadowing me, my partner, our research staff and nurses in a very busy adult neurology practice.  

Location

Consultants in Neurology, Ltd.
1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 601
Northbrook, IL 60062

Special skills

  • True interest in neurology clinical practice and research
  • The ability to listen attentively and pay very close attention
  • Some skills in communication with a variety of people, professionals and people in distress
  • Curiosity tempered with social skills

Other information

I would be pleased to share how my experience at Reed help mold my vision of what is possible as a clinician:researcher, and how the intensive work on my thesis prepared me for the rigors of a rewarding career as both a physician and scientist. Without giving up on the values gained in Humanities and the Arts. Several of our research fellows have subsequently pursued advanced degrees in medicine and public health.

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28. New Mexico Legal Aid, Amy Propps '91

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I love the work that I do. It is an honor to be paid to help people and to work to make the world a better and more just place. The work is challenging, stimulating, exciting and rewarding and I have a lot of control over the shape and direction of my career.

How did I get here from Reed? After graduating in 1991, I moved to Austin, TX, where I worked for eight years as an editor and writer in the textbook industry.

Annoyed by the job insecurity and the impact of politics on the textbook industry, I decided to try to become a lawyer. I took the LSAT and applied to four law schools. Based on its reputation as a strong regional and public interest school, I applied to the University of New Mexico School of Law. I was accepted and after three years of mostly enjoyable study in a great environment and excellent externships, I got my JD in 2003.

Since then, I have practiced law in Nevada and New Mexico, mostly for legal aid organizations. In 2006, I started working as a staff attorney at the Santa Fe office of New Mexico Legal Aid and in 2014, I became managing attorney of the Santa Fe, Taos and Las Vegas offices of New Mexico Legal Aid.

Details

Jan 4–15, one student

Expected attire: Business casual most days, business suit on court days
Help with housing: No

Description

  • Attend court and administrative hearings
  • Introduction to legal research, reasoning and writing
  • Attend case staffings
  • Client interviews & fact investigation

Location

Santa Fe office of New Mexico Legal Aid--901 West Alameda, Suite 20B

The Santa Fe office is in a strip mall. There is ample, free outdoor parking.

If the extern is interested and able to travel, visits to one or more of the ten other New Mexico Legal Aid offices are also possible.

Special skills

  • Eagerness to learn and participate in any and all activities we have going on in our offices during the externship week.
  • Willingness to work with a variety of different staff members including both attorneys and paralegals.
  • Openness to different cultures and communication styles.
  • Positive, humble, helpful and respectful attitude.

Other information

While the winter in Santa Fe is beautiful, it is usually pretty cold and often snowy. Please check the long-term weather forecast before you come and be prepared for cold weather and slippery, icy surfaces underfoot and under your vehicle.

A 4-wheel drive vehicle would be helpful if you plan to travel to Taos, Las Vegas and/or New Mexico ski resorts.

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29. New York State Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell

Industry: Government U.S. State/Local

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Elana Shneyer is the Chief of Staff for Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff she was the Policy Director where she worked with a broad coalition of families, advocates, elected officials at the city and state level, and the media to garner support, attention, and ultimately passage of O’Donnell’s bill to lower NYC’s speed limit to 25 miles per hour.

Prior to joining O’Donnell’s team, Elana worked at the Pratt Area Community Council (PACC). She joined PACC in 2008 as the Lead Organizer. Elana worked hand in hand with low income tenants to bring their concerns to those in power. While in the Community and Tenant Organizing department she led PACC’s participation in coalition efforts for structural change, most notably though work with the Real Rent Reform Campaign which won stronger tenant protections at the state level for the first time in 20 years. At PACC she moved on to become to the Director of Community and Tenant Organizing and then the Chief Program Officer for the entire organization. Before PACC, Elana organized with homeless New Yorkers, supportive housing residents and led voter awareness and outreach campaigns.

Elana participated in the Emerging Leader Training with The Center for Leadership Innovation as part of PACC’s “Neighborhood Builders” award from the Bank of America. She completed the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service (FELPS) through NYU's Wagner School and the Junior Fellows Non Profit Leadership Development Institute through the United Way & Baruch College School of Public Affairs. Elana holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Reed College.

Elana is grateful to serve her city through the nonprofit housing movement and now with the state government. When not at work, Elana is active on the social justice committee of her synagogue, Romemu, and also sits on its Board of Directors. She works on issues of work life balance with mothers’ groups and advocates on behalf of informed choices in childbirth. Elana lives with her husband, son and daughter in Manhattan Valley.

Details

January 4-January 8th

potential for some time the following week depending on interest and schedule

Expected attire: Business Casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Each day will be different. You will get oriented to the work of a community office of a state representative. You may have the opportunity to:

  • Answer the phone and greet visitors
  • Do policy research
  • Sit in on meetings with constituents and interest groups
  • Attend local meetings, policy forums and events
  • Attend political meetings and/or events
  • Work on creating organizational systems
  • Do a special project

Location

Mainly at our district office. Occasional local meetings and events as they come up.

Special skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good listener
  • Strong writer
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Spanish speaker a plus!

Other information

Please learn about the Assembly Member and his work prior to starting this role.

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Daniel-J-O%27Donnell

You can also see him on Facebook and Twitter

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30. North Seattle College

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am a dean at a community college that serves the Seattle area. Most of our students are older and part time, returning to school to either work on a degree with us or take prerequisites for programs at other schools. I love my job because we are all about educational opportunity for every single person who walks through our doors, no matter where they are in their educational trajectory. I have a PhD in Sociology of Education, after a BA and MA in French. I still teach Sociology sometimes. In my job I supervise about 60 faculty and work with students and staff. I plan the schedule for our division, hire faculty, deal with student complaints, and try to keep us all excited about our mission. I try to make space for my faculty to do what they do best!

Details

I can be flexible, but I think a student might get enough of a glimpse of my job after a few days. I am happy to do more than one shadow too. There are some meetings that students may not be able to attend for FERPA reasons, but we can find something else for them to do during those times.

Expected attire: business casual - typically no jeans
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Attend meetings; observe classes; keep busy while I respond to many emails (!).

Location

North Seattle College; 9600 College Way North; Seattle, WA 98105. Pay parking is available on campus, also on a bus line. Buildings are open and accessible.

Special skills

Interest in academic administration; patience during down times or interest in spending time possibly with others (I might be able to get the student some time with advisors or other staff). Curiosity about what community colleges are all about. Also we have two Reedies on our faculty who might be available to chat with shadowers.

Other information

Nothing comes to mind at the moment!

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31. Northwestern U. Press, Anne Gendler '81

Industry: Print and Publishing

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I was a literature/philosophy major at Reed and the editor of the Quest. Since I graduated in 1981, I have worked in the publishing industry: at Willamette Week, at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago, and now at Northwestern University Press. Books are an important part of my life. In my current job, I project manage 30 titles per year from manuscript to bound book and oversee our small editorial, design, and production department. We publish scholarly books, fiction, poetry, theater, and books of regional interest. See www.nupress.northwestern.edu. A detail-oriented person with a good eye for proofreading would be an asset at the Press, and could expect to learn what goes into publishing at a small press. Our textbook is the Chicago Manual of Style.

Details

We can handle only one extern at a time. Flexible on the dates. We usually have interns from Northwestern during the school year and interns from elsewhere during the summer.

Expected attire: Casual
Help with housing: No

Description

  • Proofreading
  • Style tagging a manuscript (preparing it for the copy editor)
  • Attending a staff meeting

Location

We are on the Northwestern University Campus in Evanston at 629 Noyes. On-street parking is limited, but we are accessible via public transportation (CTA, purple line, Noyes Street stop).

Special skills

In a few days, the student will get a window into a real-world publishing situation: the world of university press publishing.

I will provide some training, and a successful student would be one whose reading and writing skills are outstanding and who has a sincere desire to learn, follows instructions well, and is inquisitive and interested in publishing.

Other information

Look at our website and also perhaps the AAUP (American Association of University Presses) website to get a sense of what we are engaged in, current challenges, etc.

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32. Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Industry: Libraries

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

The whole time I attended Reed, I was itching to put down my books, get out of the library, and start working with my true love: film. After ten years of working in the film and television industry in post-production I changed course and went back to the library. I quit my film job and got a Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science. Now I do a little bit of both: my main job is as the Systems Librarian at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where I do a fairly traditional librarian job—cataloging, answering reference questions, researching, etc. I also have a second position at the Northwest Film Center as their Media Archivist where I recently supervised a large project to digitize and catalog the Film Center’s video archive.

Details

The length of the externship is negotiable, but I think 3-5 days is ideal. Exact dates are negotiable, but the library is open Monday through Saturday.

Expected attire: natty casual? this is a casual work environment, but you should still look reasonably professional. But you will feel out of place in a suit.
Help with housing: No

Description

My specialty is cataloging and systems (i.e., library stuff done while staring at computers). Typical daily activities include: cataloging and processing new books, processing ILL article requests, processing requests from our consortium library partners, uploading and organizing our online videos, updating information on our library website, answering reference emails, pounding on broken printers, etc. If the student is game, one of the biggest on-going projects we have is cataloging Chinese language books. Don't speak Chinese? Me neither! But it is still possible, just slow going, but fun in an Encyclopedia Brown kind of way.

Location

You will be working at OCOM's downtown Portland campus at 75 NW Couch St. Driving is discouraged and parking is nearly non-existent, but we have plenty of bicycle parking and we are near many bus and Max lines.

Special skills

This would be an ideal experience for a student who is interested in working in a small academic library and trying out a variety of library-related activities. The ideal shadow candiadte should understand that our library is small, slow-paced, and pretty quiet with sudden manic bursts of energy -- in other words, it can be boring if you're just waiting for something to happen. But there's much to learn and experience, especially if you're willing to jump into things without totally knowing what you're doing at first.

Other information

It would be wonderful if you have some existing experience with alternative medicines in general or traditional Chinese medicine in particular. And if you read Chinese that would be a huge bonus!

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33. Oregon State Bar

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I graduated from Reed in 1999 with a BA in Political Science, and after taking a year out to work for the Legal Department of the Port of Portland, went to Law School at the University of Washington.

During my legal career, I've clerked for a federal district court judge, worked at a large law firm, and served on the staff of the best Oregon Governor ever, Ted Kulongoski (I may be a little bit biased).

I've been at the Oregon State Bar for the last four years as the bar's deputy general counsel.  Starting in late December, I will be stepping into the General Counsel role.

I give ethics advice to lawyers, legal advice to the bar and its Board of Governors, and review appeals of lawyer disciplinary matters.  

I'm active in the Oregon legal community, and serve on the boards of Oregon Women Lawyers and the Multnomah Bar Association.

I'm originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, and I'm the first lawyer in my family.  I was also first person in my family to graduate from college. I love to play the viola, knit, and hang out with my two fabulous kids.  

Details

January 11-13, one shadow

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

This would be a great shadow for a Reedie who is interested in going to law school.  

I will ask them to sit in on various meetings, ponder ethics issues, review lawyer disciplinary complaints and help brainstorm ideas on consumer fraud prevention ideas.  

There may be an opporutnity to visit with lawyers in the Oregon Legal Community or go to a seminar for lawyers.

Reedies who are bilingual can help translate bar complaint forms and fraud prevention materials.

Any shadow will need to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Location

Oregon State Bar

16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd

Tigard, OR 97224

 

http://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/directions.html 

Special skills

The Reedie should have a strong interest in the law and public service.  An open mind, sense of humor, willingness to learn, and intellectual curiosity are also welcome.

Other information

Take a look at the bar's website:

www.osbar.org 

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34. PGH Petroleum & Environmental Engineers

Industry: Engineering

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

From LinkedIn:

Laura joined PGH in 2014 specializing in petroleum engineering consulting services as well as products and services bridging Reservoir Engineering and finance. She has experience with private equity and with lending institutions and syndicates and provides valuable reserves and asset valuation services. Laura also works on acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence, oil and gas deals, field studies, reservoir development planning, reserve evaluations and economics, fair market value analyses and will be providing regulatory and expert witness support.

Laura has a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business. She has worked as a development Reservoir Engineer for Occidental Petroleum and with Sheridan Production Company as a Reservoir Engineer on the Reserves Team and in Reinvestment Management.

Her work at Occidental Petroleum focused on reservoir characterization and full-field redevelopment planning and execution for mature assets including drilling and waterflood opportunities. She did full planning and economics, reserves for SEC reporting and third-party audits, and permitting and regulatory compliance work.

At Sheridan Production Company she worked on the Reserves Team providing technical and financial asset and reserves forecasting and valuation for asset management, business development and investor reporting. She then worked directly for the COO and was responsible for Sheridan's capital and expense programs for reinvestment in the assets. This included plan and inventory management, production and capital forecasting and outlooking, and portfolio management to meet year end targets. Laura was also responsible for reporting production and capital results and outlook to the investment committee and generating models for cash flow and limited partner distributions.

Details

Jan 13-15 office and Sat 16 Austin (would encourage the Sat in Austin too and I can coordinate some fun activites on the 16th), two shadows.

Expected attire: Casual
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Introduction to engineering -specifically petroleum engineering and finance. Project overview, exposure to methods and software, discussion on litigation practices, etc.

Location

7500 Rialto Blvd

Suite 150

Austin, TX 78705

Visitor surface parking outside builidng, single level/standard entry

Special skills

This is a great opportunity for students to see the possible transition into engineering from Reed. It is also a consulting company so they will see the advantages of consulting as a career. There will be good exposure to engineering practices and projects as well as litigation and finance. Austin is also a great city to check out and someone with tech interest might be able to network some in that area (I can facilitate). Possibly a great opportunity for women interested in Science and Technology. I enjoy working with students and am getting more involved with the Center for Life Beyond Reed so it will be enjoyable for me and a rewarding contribution and I think it is an excellent opportunity for a student(s) to look at how a Reed education can be used in engineering, consulting, and finance.

Other information

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35. Portland Monthly

Industry: Journalism

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Allison Jones serves as the magazine’s digital czar, which requires constant wrangling of Portland Monthly’s Facebook and Twitter presence, overseeing a handful vibrant blogs, and adding a health nut’s perspective to the magazine’s food, wine, and wellness coverage. She’s always good for a restaurant recommendation or a good-natured lecture on why you should be eating more sauerkraut. She is the power behind the magazine’s newest blog, the Balance, where she shares health tips, fitness trends, and the best gluten-free cupcakes.

Since joining the magazine in 2011, the California native and Reed graduate (Religion '10) has sipped her way through several years of Portland Monthly’s annual list of the 50 Best Oregon Wines, fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest’s farmers markets, bookstores, yoga studios, and hiking trails, and written over 1000 articles on regional edibles, potables, and a long list of things every Oregonian—native or new—must do.

Details

3 days, flexible schedule

Expected attire: casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Blog writing, research assistance, brainstorming, magazine editorial meetings, social media

Location

Portland Monthly Magazine, metered street parking or lot parking available but biking/bussing recommended. 921 SW Washington St, Suite 750, take the elevator to the 7th floor and come down the hallways between the elevators.  

Special skills

Interest in journalism, writing, and social media. Interest in Portland's arts, food, culture, politics, history, and more.

Other information

Come ready with a few ideas for a blog post you'd like to write for our travel, health, food, fashion, or arts blogs.

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36. Providence Brain and Spine Institute

Industry: Medical Practitioners and Naturopathic Practitioners

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am a practicing neurologist with Providence Hospital in Portland.  After Reed, I graduated with an MD degree from OHSU then internship in internal medicine at Providence Hospital then neurology residency at the Harvard Longwood Neurology, finished 2000 and returned to Portland to practice.  

Details

Jan 12-15 1 extern

Expected attire: Professional, no jeans, closed toe shoes
Help with housing: No

Description

Shadowing a practicing neurologist, watching procedures ,nerve testing, and Botox injections.  

Location

Providence Portland 5050 NE Hoyt suite 315, Portland OR 97213 

Providence Mill Plain 315 SE Stonemill DriveVancouver, WA 98684

check in at front desk

Special skills

Seeing day to day physician practice. Needs to be interested in pursuing a clinical practice of some kind.. Only want to work with someone truly interested.

Other information

Will need to be cleared by manager and cleared to see patients; needs to comply with HIPPA.

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37. Public Citizen Litigation Group, Paul Levy '72

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am a public interest lawyer who specializes in free speech online. Do some due diligence on our web site before you apply, please.  http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=337

Details

I can take a single extern for a few days max.

Expected attire: Whatever you like
Help with housing: Yes

Description

We typically engage only law students, and last year sponsored our first Reedie. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to say yes to walking into a pretty undefined situation would be key.

Location

1600 20th Street, NW. Near the Dupont Circle Metro entrance.

Special skills

No special skills, although a demonstrated commitment to progressive political work is essential. So, please make sure that your application materials reflect that commitment.

Other information

None.

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38. Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

Industry: Other

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

A former editor with major New York houses, Rita Rosenkranz founded Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency in 1990. Her adult non-fiction list stretches from the decorative to the dark. She represents health, history, parenting, music, how-to, popular science, memoir, business, biography, popular reference, cooking, spirituality, sports and general interest titles. Rita works with major publishing houses, as well as regional publishers that handle niche markets. She looks for projects that present familiar subjects freshly or lesser-known subjects presented commercially.

www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com

 

Details

January 8 and 9. One shadow.

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Daily obligations of an agent include reviewing queries, evaluating proposals, editing proposals, responding to authors' needs.

Location

440 West End Avenue, #15D

New York, New York 10024

Home office in an apartment building. Reached most easily by public transportation.

Special skills

I hope the shadow will get to eavesdrop on the activities of the day, which vary from hour to hour and day to day. Will hope shadow has editorial perspective on the reading material and can help evaluate what is saleable and why.

Other information

This is a boutique agency, so there is general calm where a lot gets done.

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39. Ruth Werner '82, Writing/Publishing

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I graduated from Reed with a degree in theatre/literature, which I have put to use as an award-winning educator for massage therapists. In 1998 the first edition of my textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology was published. I am now preparing the 6th edition.

I am also a columnist for the leading trade journal in massage therapy. In addition I am a continuing education provider, interested in developing online educational experiences that I can deliver from my home, on the beautiful Oregon Coast.

I would be interested to work with someone who is imaginative and detail-oriented, who can help me with any or all of these three areas. By January I expect to be working with textbook ancillaries, which will include incorporating art, suggested classroom activities, and links to appropriate online resources. If the timing is off for that funfest, then I will certainly be working on a column, and I would be happy to share that experience—from isolating a topic through researching and writing and prepariing a manuscript for production. And I am a neophyte in the world of online education, and would love to work with someone of this generation to help me pinpoint how to make my material as impactful as possible.

Details

I would love to host one intern for 3-5 days, at any time that is convenient in January.

Expected attire: jeans and tshirt, winter beach gear.
Help with housing: Yes (I live in a remote coastal town. I have space to house an intern here, although it is not totally private.)

Description

I am interested to fully host an intern for 3-5 days in my home to work with me on any or all of 3 projects:

  • Preparing a large-scale textbook for press, coordinating pedagogy and other ancillaries, possible proofreading, working with electronic assets
  • Writing a 2000 word article for Massage and Bodywork magazine, from chosing a topic, through researching it and writing (that's my job) and preparing it for press
  • Helping to develop my online continuing education classes—this is a more nebulous topic because I haven't yet developed a full business plan

In addition to assisting me with my work, you are invited to live with me and my family (daughter, 23, husband, and 2 dogs). We live on the beach in Waldport, so an interest in things maritime is a plus. Beach walks and possible crab dinners are on the agenda.

Our "guest room" is a section of the house that is separated from traffic flow, but it does not have a door. If that is a problem, this is not the externship for you.

Location

In my home; my commute is from the kitchen to my desk; yours will be the same.

I will house you and feed you for your stay, though of course you may go anywhere that suits you.

Special skills

I would like to work with someone who is willing to learn something new (information about pathology in the context of massage therapy), and to bring his or her fresh perspective to my material.

A creative, problem-solving self-starter is ideal. Anyone interested in education, writing, and/or publishing will benefit from this opportunity. Anyone interested in human physiology would also find this an enriching experience.

Other information

Come have some fun!

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40. Saturday Academy

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I was initially a theater dance major at Reed and eventually became a professor of neuroscience where I spent most of my ~25 year career doing research on the brain basis of learning and memory.  I now head a 32 year old education nonprofit organization, Saturday Academy, that encourages children to follow their curiosity by providing science, technology, engineering and math education as well as the arts to 6000 children each year.  We use over 300 community experts as our instructors and mentors so I spend my time connecting people to people and thinking of cool new things that kids might want to learn about. I manage a staff of 14, a board of directors and a budget. You will also work with several of our very talented, creative staff members.

Details

Jan. 4-15; two Shadows

Expected attire: neat and clean - but casual
Help with housing: No

Description

The Shadows will have a general orientation to Saturday Academy, our mission, our programs, how they work and how we work together. The tentative plan is that four of our departments (marketing, operations, development, and the Apprenticeship Program) will have small projects for each intern, so each intern will do two projects, one each week. The intern will attend our weekly staff meeting and sit in on other program meetings. The goal will be to learn about nonprofit management as well as our specific programs. Depending on which of our programs have classes or student workshops during this period, there may be an opportunity to observe some of our programs. Our programs are held offsite from our office.

Location

We are located in a house on the University of Portland campus, 5000 N. Willamette; 5433 N. McCosh. There is parking on the street or our back lot, no passes required. The Shadow should contact us for a map of our location on campus. 

Special skills

Hard work, curiosity (ASK QUESTIONS), and preparation by reviewing our website will help make the experience successful. Be prepared for unexpected changes, assignments, opportunities. Plan to be here the entire period of the shadow. 

We will be prepared with the orientation, schedule and tasks. We will be more successful if the shadow gives us feedback on whether the experience is meeting their expectations.

Other information

Once placed, please contact the Exec. Director, Jeri Janowsky. We will set up a conference call to discuss expectations and goals for the experience before it begins.

 

 

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41. School Psychologist with Portland Public Schools

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

After majoring in psychology (thesising with Kathy), I took a job teaching at a K-8 elementary school. After teaching various grades over the years, I became a school psychologist. I love the varied workload, and how one utilizes psychology in countless ways throughout the day in this role.

Details

Jan 4-6; 12-14. 2 of the 3 days each week (extern's choice), one student each week, a different student each week.

Expected attire: Business casual
Help with housing: Other

Description

School psychologists work as part of a team to both establish special educational eligibility for and support said students in the school setting. School psychologists work primarily with special education students, however they can also work in targeted preventive support with general education students. School psychologists conduct evaluations do determine eligibility that includes observation and testing; run groups and work with students individually to facilitate student learning, and work with other team members to facilitate student learning and positive school experiences for students.

As an extern you will shadow me throughout my day: this will likely include observing and exploring the process and parts of evaluations, and exploring ways to support student learning. Each day is different, so I cannot guarantee what will happen, however if you have specific interests regarding a school psychologist's role, I can try to facilitate coordination of your interests with my schedule.

Location

On Mondays and Wednesdays I am at Creative Science School on 92nd between Division and Stark; on Tuesdays I am at Woodstock Elementary on 50th. Street parking is available at both locations. When you enter the building you need to check in with the secretary.

Special skills

  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
  • The ability to go with the flow.
  • Positive social skills with ease of interacting with children and adults alike.
  • Interest in school psychology.

Other information

  • You will be a visitor in a school building. All school security measures will need to be followed during your visit.
  • Much of the material you will be exposed to during the time will be confidential. You will be expected to honor that confidentiality.
  • Please understand a great deal of my job is report writing. (I will try to flex this part of my schedule so as to spare you watching me type. In reality, if I should have to report write I will set you up with something to do other than watching me click a keyboard).

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42. Sigenics, Inc., Douglas Kerns, Reed Parent

Industry: Electronics

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Douglas Kerns attended Northwestern University, with an undergraduate major in electrical engineering, then went on to obtain a graduate degree from Caltech. Douglas held an assortment of engineering jobs in his career, starting as a "gofer" summer tech at the Fermi National Accelerator lab, progressing to technician jobs at a biomedical lab at Northwestern and an electronics lab at JPL, and eventually becoming a "real engineer" at Tanner Research and at Analog Devices. Finally, after years of gainful employment, he quit and became gainfully unemployed as a consultant, then joined with others of like mind and created Sigenics, where he is now again an employee, bound by a minor bureaucracy of his own making.

Along this career path, Douglas has gained a great appreciation for clear communication, clear thought, planning, and honest teamwork.

Details

Jan 12-15

1 or 2 externs

Expected attire: casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Sigenics is in the business of designing and manufacturing microelectronic devices (aka "microchips" or "chips") for a variety of different applications. Sigenics chips are used in implanted medical devices, airplane instrumentation, lab equipment, and industrial process sensors.

Externs may participate in any of a wide variety of activities related to Sigenics operations, including: research to identify prospective design clients; research to identify or clarify regulatory requirements for products under development; CAD work to review existing electronic device designs; hands-on electronic test and evaluation; statistical analysis of production test data; preliminary risk analysis for early-stage project proposals.

Location

5467 Second Street
Irwindale, CA 91706-2072

This is the Halcyon building, at the corner of Second Street and Business Center Drive. Parking is available on the street, or in a small parking lot adjacent to the building. Enter through the glass door at the northeast corner of the building.

NOTE: up to one additional extern might be accommodated in our Chicago location, at 3440 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 126-S. An extern at the Chicago location would need to be exceptionally self-motivated, as the majority of supervision would be handled by remote communications with the California office (e.g., telephone, email, Skype).

Special skills

Basic skills required are general intelligence and sufficient internal initiative to try solving problems, even with incomplete information.

No specialized skills are required.

An interest in manufacturing business and/or electronics would be helpful, else the subject matter may be tedious.

Other information

WEATHER: Although southern California has a reputation for having good weather, January is the peak of the winter rainy season, so traditional Portland late-autumn gear is often appropriate. That being said, we still experience a large fraction of very pleasant sunny days during our "rainy season," as the Los Angeles area is pretty much a desert climate.

BUSINESS FOCUS: Sigenics products are generally used in industrial sensors and controls, medical research, and medical therapeutic devices. Sigenics is also very interested to engage in design and production of electronic devices related to water management and water quality monitoring, although we do not currently manufacture any such products.

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43. St. Louis Public Radio

Industry: Journalism

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I'm at editor at St. Louis Public Radio where I manage the health/science and education reporters. I also manage a podcast and related project called We Live Here, which is an exploration the systemic ways in race, class and power create all kinds of problems.

I've been in journalism for more than 15 years. Before working in St. Louis, I was an editor at NPR in Washington, D.C., I have also been a reporter in Cleveland, St. Louis and beautiful Watertown, NY. I have Master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

This is my second career. I also worked as a high school teacher for three years in Chicago and in Bogota, Colombia.

Details

Any of the dates listed are fine, but I could only handle one shadow at a time.

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Attend meetings (Oh Boy!), shadow reporters, sit in on the daily talk show, learn about sound editing, possibly write stories for the web site, do background information for reporters, take pictures for the reporters' stories. 

And fetch coffee.

Location

St. Louis Public Radio is located at 3651 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63108.

Parking is across the street in garage. Access to the building is on Olive Street. Access is restricted before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

Special skills

If you're willing to get your feet dirty for a few days and go out on assignments with reporters and help them with little things -- from uploading photographs to our web site, to holding their bag, then you'll do fine.

The more experience you already have with audio editing, audio recording, photography, writing, the better. If you know how to access public records, even better.

Other information

Be flexible, eager, curious, hard working and humble.

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44. St. Paul Lutheran Church & Lutheran Church of the Parables, B McKelahan '07

Industry: Religion

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Benjamin McKelahan is an interactive artist, fairy tale writer, and pastor at Parables and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY—a neighborhood which, like him, is trying to reconcile its Anglo and Latino identity. Since he stumbled upon Lutheranism and Theatre of the Oppressed, Ben has been fascinated with how to use art and games to create communities that embody God’s unconditional love. Bouncing between Oregon, New Mexico, and Spain as a child, Ben has spent his life constantly switching between cultural contexts, and ministry in the heart of Brooklyn gentrification is no different. Ben graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR with and interdisciplinary degree in classics and religion and graduated from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA.

Details

Jan 6-11: one extern

Expected attire: Varies depending on day
Help with housing: Other (I can certainly ask around, but I can't guarantee anything)

Description

Every day in the life of a pastor is different, but likely activities include:

Analysis of scripture in light of needs/hopes/concerns of the local community, meeting with local community members to understand the needs/hopes/concerns of the local community, planning worship, participating in worship, organizing art events, participating in art events, planning youth activities, participating in youth activities, visiting the sick, and attending various community functions.

Location

St. Paul's Lutheran Church:  334 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211.

To enter during the week, please use the side door on S. 5th Street and ring the doorbell. There is some street parking available, but travel via subway is recommended.

Special skills

A successful experience would be one in which the extern comes away with an understanding of how a small urban church works to serve the daily needs of their community, a basic sense of the social causes and consequences of gentrification, and an appreciation for the individual people who live in Brooklyn.

Externs will both need to be able to asks questions of me as supervisor without fear of offending, and able to withold judgement of the vast array of life-styles and religious views that we will encounter. 

Flexibility, patience, and openness to unfamiliar contexts are a must. 

Also, being able to speak Spanish would be really helpful, but not strictly necessary. 

Other information

The church is bilingual and composed largerly of Mexican and Dominican immigrants.  At the same time, the church is starting an English speaking community that worships through sharing stories and making art. Information about both communities can be found at ParablesNYC.org

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45. Susan Brody, Reed Alumna & City of Bend Growth Management Dept.

Industry: Government U.S. State/Local

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Susan Brody is a Reed graduate (poli sci, 1971), with an M.A. in political science from UC, Santa Barbara and a masters in city planning from MIT. Worked at the state and local level for most of her career, serving as Planning Director for the City of Eugene, Director of the Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation & Development, Director of the State Dispute Resolution Commission, and as a manager & trainer at PSU for land use, transportation & natural resource projects.  Also served for 8 years as a member of the Oregon Transportation Commission. Currently a member of the City of Bend Urban Growth Boundary Technical Advisory Committee. Susan will provide a 1 day overview of the planning & growth management process.  

Brian Rankin, Planning Manager of the Bend Urban Growth Management Department, will oversee a 2 day job shadow experience.  

Allen Johnson will also be providing assistance with the externship. He serves on the Residential Lands Technical Advisory Committee for Bend. He is a retired land use attorney in Oregon with a B.A. from Carleton College & a law degree from the University of Oregon.

Details

Dates:  January 11, 12, 13 or 12, 13, 14 (2016)
Max. # of shadows = 1

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: Yes

Description

Day 1-- Orientation with Susan Brody/Al Johnson, including: overview of City of Bend land use and neighborhood planning issues; review of state and local requirements for land use planning; tour of the city and urban growth boundary.

Day 2 & 3-- Job shadow with Brian Rankin, Planning Manager, Urban Growth Management Department. Both days with Brian, or possibly 1 day with Brian and the 2nd day with with a Senior Planner in the department.

Possible attendance at meeting of Bend City Council or Planning Commission.

Location

City of Bend, Growth Management Dept., 709 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR

Parking available nearby, but a car is not necessary.  Housing will be provided, with bus transportation access.

A map and orientation will be provided on first day.

Special skills

--Sincere interest in learning about land use planning and growth management at the community level.

--Willingness to review some materials in advance.

--Academic experience in the social sciences desirable.

--Volunteer experience at the community level (not essential).

Other information

Bend is a great town, but can be cold in January. It is a 3.5 hour drive from Portland (but longer if road conditions are not good.) Bus is available between Portland & Bend. The student should plan to arrive in Bend the evening before the externship begins.

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46. The Northwest Woodworking Studio

Industry: Other

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Gary Rogowski has designed and built furniture for 40 years in Portland, Oregon. With a degree in literature from Reed College, he took this formidable training straight to the quiet of a woodworking bench. He is self-taught and made furniture over the years for private clients, galleries, and public commissions. In 1991, he won the Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship in Crafts. In 1997, he started his own school, The Northwest Woodworking Studio, where he is the Director. www.NorthwestWoodworking.com

A Contributing Editor for Fine Woodworking Magazine for 15 years, he has hundreds of articles, videos, and two woodworking books published. He writes now for magazines worldwide. He recently gave the first conference ever in English at Ecole-Boulle in Paris on the topic of Design: Purpose Vs. Intention.

Details

Jan. 12-15 1 intern

Expected attire: Work clothing
Help with housing: No

Description

Tool maintenance and sharpening, observation, lumber racking, clean-up, more observation. A Novice Class will run on that Tuesday at which the student is welcome to participate. 

Location

1002 SE 8th Ave. Park on the street. Walk through the door. 

Special skills

Watch, observe, follow directions. This is not a seminar in woodworking. It will be some work experience with the opportunity to observe teachers and students at work in the shop at the bench. Questions about our techniques are welcome. 

Other information

None. There will be no debate about methodologies. 

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47. Trillium Solutions, Inc.

Industry: Internet

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Aaron Antrim is a transit consultant who specializes in online information, open-source software, and open data. He is president of Trillium Solutions, Inc. 3 Reed graduates work at the firm.

Aaron oversees operations and client support at the firm.

Details

Flexible dates. 3 days to one week.

Expected attire: casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Staff meetings, project meetings

Location

610 SW Broadway Suite 308

Special skills

* I'll begin by asking about the Reed student's professional goals

* This experience would be useful for a student that is interested in transit or multi-modal transportation

Other information

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48. Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Patricia LaBounty, Reed Parent

Industry: Railroads

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am the manager/director of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, one of the oldest corporate museums in the country. My background is in anthropology and education although much of my professional career experience has been in museums. I have curatorial experience and was the chief curator at the museum from 2012-2014.

My team at the Museum works under the Director of Brand Management at Union Pacific Railroad. We gain unique insights into the corporate, railroad, and museum non-profit world at this very unique museum. Externs will get the chance to experience the museum environment and practice as well as the hustle and bustle of the corporate communications department of America's premier railroad.

Come and explore more than 150 years of railroad innovation at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum! A commitment to modernization and a push toward better and safer technology has kept Union Pacific at the forefront of the railroad industry. Learn about forward-thinking ideas such as improvements in rail design, the revolutionary Pacific Fruit Express that pioneered rail transportation of perishable food, and the array of communication tools used throughout the years.

Housed in a historic Carnegie Library, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum features one of the oldest corporate collections in the nation. Here, you’ll journey through multiple exhibits highlighting more than 150 years of railroad history. In “Building America,” the Museum’s newest addition, experience the transcontinental railroad’s construction like never before. The “Lincoln Collection” features artifacts from President Abraham Lincoln’s railcar and funeral. The “America Travels by Rail” exhibit celebrates the height of passenger travel.  Technology and innovation that sustain Union Pacific as a railroad industry leader are highlighted in the exhibit “Working on the Railroad.”

 

Details

January 5-9, 1 extern

January 12-16, 1 extern

Expected attire: Business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Program and Outreach Development
This is the period of time in which our staff finalizes programs for Black History Month. The museum partners with Union Pacific's Black Employee Network to offer classroom presentations as well as special museum activities open to the public.

Marketing and Advertising
Curation and collection management:Participate in caring for one of the oldest corporate collections in the country.
Visit to Union Pacific Center in Omaha, NE, Corporate Relations Department.

Location

Union Pacific Railroad Museum
200 Pearl Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-329-8307

www.uprrmuseum.org

Parking with permit only (permit will be given upon check in). Enter through front doors after 10 a.m.

Special skills

This experience would be successful if the right candidates(s) were interested and outgoing individuals. The Museum and corporate communications world is fast paced, engaging, and interesting. The experience would be successful for the museum if the extern was willing to "jump right in" and be a part of the team.

Other information

One of the greatest things about the Union Pacific Railroad Museum is that we are a small museum with a wonderful collection. Because we are a small team, there are many more opportunities to be engaged and try tasks in all different areas. We are not constrained by departments and inter-office politics.

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49. University of Potsdam

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I am a Research Associate and PhD candidate in Human Sciences, working in a research group called Diversity in Education and Development. Our group is very international and interdisciplinary and would offer a great look into what higher education outside the U.S. can look like.

Details

January 6-20, 1 extern

The student would not have to come for two weeks, but those are the dates I would be available.

Expected attire: Casual
Help with housing: Other (I can definitely help, but finding housing in Berlin can be tough, so I don't want to guarantee.)

Description

Seminar preparation, sitting in on a seminar, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, general research assistance.

Location

Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25

Haus 31

14476 Potsdam 

Germany

I commute from Berlin every day, so I would recommend the student stay in Berlin as well and I can help figure out the commute.

Special skills

If a student is interested in pursuing a higher degree in Germany or elsewhere in Europe I can provide guidance on that process and also let them have a glimpse into the day to day experience of graduate school abroad.

Other information

No need to speak German, though of course if the student is learning then it would be a good chance to practice.

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50. University of Washington

Industry: Scientific/Medical Research

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

MD/PhD Psychiatrist, run a molecular and behavioral neuroscience lab at a large University

Details

Up to two weeks, clinical shadowing is possible, lab work is possible, would require early preparation to obtain institutional approvals.

Expected attire: neat
Help with housing: Other (could provide leads)

Description

Molecular Neuroscience Lab activities (studying stress and addiction mechanisms in rodent models with animal and cell culture approaches).

Location

Harborview Medical Center

Seattle, WA, 98104

Bus or walking here is best option, building is keycard entry

Special skills

Strong interest in academic neuroscience career (PhD) or MD/PhD in same (not primarily clinical, I only am in clinic ~25% of the time and not every day and clinical shadowing will be limited in depth and time).

Other information

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51. Utah Court of Appeals

Industry: Law and Law Enforcement

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

Originally from California, moved to Portland for college, then returned to California for business school and law school. After law school, I got a clerkship with a judge on the Utah Court of Appeals and have been for nearly three years.

Details

Any period, up to two shadows.

Expected attire: business casual
Help with housing: No

Description

Attending an appeals court session, observing judicial process, seeing behind-the-scenes at a court. Depending on how long the shadow is here, they could help analyze a brief or learn how to write for a legal audience.

Location

450 South State Street, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City
The Utah Court of Appeals is located in the main courthouse in Salt Lake City and shares the 5th floor with the Utah Supreme Court. The first 4 floors have trial courtrooms. Parking is available underground and I can provide a parking permit. Entry is through the metal detectors located at either the front or back doors.

Special skills

This is a state appellate court, not a trial court, so we concentrate on how the law applies to a given set of facts. We also consider at how the procedural rules (like the rules of evidence) apply. But we are not a supreme court, so there is not much emphasis on what policies are "good". This is a good opportunity for someone considering law school, who is less interested in trial work and more interested in appeals work. A surprising number of other attorneys here have MFAs in Poetry; most people can write logically but we also need to write in an accessible yet compelling way.

Other information

Given the privileged information and filings we work with, the shadow will probably need to sign to a confidentiality agreement.

We do not work on death penalty cases.

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52. Utica College

Industry: Education, All Levels

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I began my career in public relations, and started at Utica College in 1999 as Director of Public Relations. After being named Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications, I moved to the Office of the President as Executive Assistant. In 2013 I was given responsibility for strategic planning, and in 2014 I was also given responsibility for facilities. As I have stated on many occasions, there is nothing that I could have done to prepare for my career path, and yet everything I did prepared me for it, especially my education at Reed College. A career in higher education administration, especially in the Office of the President, provides a textbook example of the value of a liberal arts education. Opportunities to think critically, communicate effectively, solve problems creatively, thrive in a diverse work environment - it's all there and it's all incredibly important.

Details

I can sponsor a Shadow for one student. The timeframe is flexible.

Expected attire: Professional
Help with housing: Yes

Description

  • Attending high-level administrative meetings
  • Drafting news releases, position papers, presidential correspondence, etc.
  • Overseeing special projects
  • Researching programs and services that would benefit the college
  • Drafting policies
  • Designing web-based databases

Location

Utica College Campus

1600 Burrstone Road

Utica NY 13502

Special skills

I envision providing hands-on opportunities where students can take ownership of projects – the complexity of which depends on the length of stay – that can be added to a portfolio or resume. Students will be immersed in the shared governance environment that is unique to higher education, and will participate in processes that require active listening, mutual respect, and creative problem solving.

Other information

Winters in upstate New York are snowy and cold! There's lots to do and see, so dress warmly!

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53. Wyle Labs / NASA Ames Research Center

Industry: Aerospace

Profile of Sponsor/Externship Supervisor

I majored in physics and art at Reed, dropping physics in my final semester due to a change in academic policy. I picked it up again in engineering school, at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, which allowed tranfer of most Reed credits and gave me accreditation as a mechanical engineer. I have worked for commercial industry and the military but my favorite work is here at NASA. My jobs usually involve small scientific instruments or small payloads for the International Space Station, with some Moon and Mars projects mixed in. I work with a fun mix of physicists and biologists. I love enthusiasm in the work place, please bring yours!

Details

January works well for me - M-Tu-W are available for shadowing any time in January, and can also accommodate other days if necessary.

Expected attire: closed-toed shoes and skip the rude slogans
Help with housing: Yes

Description

A mix of three activities, punctuated with meetings

- visit machine shop or lab to coordinate hardware build

- run analysis for potential or pre-launch spaceflight hardware

- write grant application or report to support Moon, Mars, or Space Station experiment

Location

NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California.  NASA has a gated entry, a badge and escort will be provided.  There is free parking everywhere.  I will probably meet you at the main gate visitor's center on Moffett Blvd (aka Castro Street) where the badges are received.

Special skills

Come prepared to communicate what you want to do in your life. I'll do my best to make your visit useful to you within the confines of getting my work done. In case you can't tell from my name, I'm a female engineer.  In engineering school there was a ratio of 1/100 women to men.  My experience is atypical, but I work with plenty of typical engineers, scientists and biologists.  I  can try to work meetings / projects with them into your stint here if you express interest.  PS I don't bite.

Other information

Be prepared to walk between buildings alot, especially if you want to see some of the interesting facilities around here and not just my cube. 

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