2019 Job Shadow Opportunities

Note: We are always eager to grow our program. Parents, alumni and friends of the school who would like to host a Country Day student for a job shadow or an internship in 2019, please complete a quick survey below the list of current opportunities.

Architecture, Real Estate Development

Nelson, Cincinnati OH (formerly FRCH Design Worldwide)

Shadow in the architectural offices of this multi-disciplinary design firm which creates buildings and interior and graphic design elements for retail and hospitality. Observe typical day-to-day happenings related to mid- to large-scale architecture projects from around the country.

Terrex, LLC, Cincinnati OH

Terrex Development & Construction is a highly specialized commercial real estate services company that focuses on multifamily, industrial, medical office, retail, urban, and mixed-use projects. Students would meet with owners, sit in on client meetings, visit worksites such as Uptown Gateway, garner advice about careers in real estate development and construction management.

Arts Management

The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati

Experience Set Design, Costume Design, Directing Live Theatre, Marketing, or Development at the Children’s Theater, which educates, entertains and engages audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.

Biology, Chemistry, Physics and
Chemical Engineering in business

Water Purification, Evoqua Technologies, Cincinnati OH

VP of Technology and Innovation will mentor student interested in chemical engineering or related careers. Evoqua is major national firm ensuring water quality and consistency for municipalities, industrial water users and recreational facilities.  Learn about treatment of microorganisms and contaminants in wastewater and drinking water facilities, and other uses of science in industry.

Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management

The Jurgensen Companies, Cincinnati OH

The region’s largest provider of giant public and private infrastructure projects specializing in highways, site development, utility installation, flood control and paving. Shadow opportunities include construction management, civil engineering, finance, information technology and quality control and environmental engineering. Longer internships also possible.

Virtual Construction Engineering, Messer Construction, Cincinnati OH

Shadow alumnus who works with computer programs like AutoCAD and Revit to coordinate building systems in large construction projects like higher education, healthcare, and aviation. Ideal for the student who wants to explore career options in engineering and construction.


Language Social, LLC

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship alongside a young alumna in a summer internship running Language Social, a modern language learning business that offers classes, social immersion events, group travel, and continuous language practice in a social environment. Intern will work in all aspects of the business: marketing/advertising, payroll, client relations, event and travel planning, management.

Environmental Conservation,

Cincinnati Nature Center

Experience either environmental education with education staff or field biology/conservation work with a member of Stewardship team. Come ready to work rather than just observing! Interview with the staff before shadowing to design optimal experience.

Hyde Park Farmer’s Market

Learn about the set up and running of a weekly Farmers' market, including social media, scheduling events, learning about food sources. Learn from farmers about fresh local organic or sustainably grown produce. A lesson in how to promote a business, and how to set up a market in such a way that the customer has enough choices without having too many vendors selling the same thing. Learning where our food comes from, planting and growing techniques, could include Farm visits. Enjoyable relaxed environment.

Financial services management

Employee Equity Compensation Benefits, Procter & Gamble Co.

Summer internship opportunity for student interested in Finance, IT/Computer Programming, International business, Securities Law, or general administrative work.  Possibility for paid clerical work during the summer while experiencing all functions of the office with the Group Manager of Equity Compensation Plans.


Fundraising and Nonprofit Management

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Shadow the VP of Institutional Advancement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a major national museum. Learn how large nonprofits are funded, the role the NURFC plays in the region and nation, the importance of networking in any career, and how to build relationships with potential donors.

Stepping Stones, Terrace Park OH

Seeking a self-starter who is eager to learn and willing to try their hand at various tasks.  Experience a range of opportunities from special events to grant writing as you shadow the Director of Development at nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities in Terrace Park, OH.

Interior Design

Kohnen Interior Design, Cincinnati OH

Shadow residential interior designer in Indian Hill office and on visits around city. Learn about the design world, how to maintain client relationships, how to build a small business.

Investment Management

Bahl and Gaynor Investment Counsel, Cincinnati OH

Week-long job shadow with Vice-President of this employee-owned investment advisor, which provides highly personalized counsel focused on increasing income while preserving principal. Learn about all aspects of the investment business and garner advice about the field from B&G team members at all stages of their careers.

The Carlyle Group, New York, NY

Week-long job shadow in the office of the Managing Director of Credit Opportunities at the Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager in New York. Learn about all aspects of the investment business and garner advice about the field from Carlyle Group members at all stages of their careers.


Hamilton County (OH) Prosecutor’s Office

Shadow Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in downtown Cincinnati. Go to court, meet judges and other attorneys, observe pre-trial negotiations between lawyers in criminal cases and possibly a criminal trial in progress. Learn about the practice of law, criminal and otherwise.  

Taft Law, Cincinnati OH

Shadow in corporate law with partner who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and regulatory issues in health care, technology and non-profits ranging from startups to large corporations. Experience a large law firm and garner advice about a career in law.

TradeWins LLC, Washington D.C.

One-week shadow at TradeWins LLC, a trade law and policy consulting firm in Washington D.C. Opportunity to research and participate in client meetings with attorney who represents clients in WTO disputes and in U.S. trade legislation and Congressional oversight activities; on market access cases involving goods and services; on foreign governments' trade regimes and industrial policy measures. For students with interest in international trade, economics, law, government affairs. 

United States Attorney's Office

Shadow an Assistant United States Attorney (Civil) in Dayton/Cincinnati. As part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the US Attorney's Office is responsible for virtually all federal litigation in the Southern District of Ohio, including civil lawsuits by and against the government.

Management Consulting

Ernst and Young, Cincinnati, OH

Weeklong shadow with Global Client Service Partner as he engages with Procter and Gamble and with teams around the world at Ernst and Young, a major international consulting firm. Join a project team as they undertake a project for P&G. Undertake your own research project with a chance to present to part of the leadership team at the end of the week.


Harrow Blue, Inc. Cincinnati, OH

Shadow with partners of a strategic design and brand-building creative consultancy. Learn how Harrow Blue’s creative, consumer-led approach drives unique ideas and solutions to build brands and businesses.

Consumer Research, Kao Corporation, Cincinnati offices

Intern in the Consumer Research Department for Kao Corporation.  Kao is a Japanese Consumer Packaged Goods Company. Within the consumer research department engage with the brand team for Biore, a Global Facial Cleanser brand. Learn fundamental principles in Consumer Research, Innovation and Go to Market Strategy.  Participate in small group chats with the brand team about the Teen Market and Teen Culture and help generate ideas for innovation or go-to-market strategy.  

Digital Marketing, Deciding Factor, Cincinnati OH

Shadow the Director of Content and Digital Marketing at Deciding Factor, a 15-year-old integrated marketing firm in Cincinnati serving business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Learn about marketing strategy, brand development, website development, social media consulting.


Anesthesiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Shadow an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Associate Perioperative Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus, and Perioperative Simulation Director. Specific opportunities include observing anesthesia care in the OR including general cases and subspecialty services such as fetal surgery, neurosurgery, and spine. Gain an introduction to the process of operating room management. Also, observe and participate in the execution of medical simulation experiences for trainees and faculty.

University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute

Shadow the Deputy Director of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, observe rounds, learn about research into efficacy of treatment using data analytics, garner advice in pursuing a medical career. Opportunity to assist in research and reference pulling in order to have name on published medical paper.

The Heart Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Shadow the Director of Congenital Heart Surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Go on rounds and observe cardiologists as they interact with patients. Garner advice about medical careers.

Dentistry, Center for Dental Health, Cincinnati OH

Observe various dental procedures in a typical dental practice and garner advice about a career in dentistry.

Dermatology, MONA Dermatology, Cincinnati OH

Shadow CCDS alumna in private practice with expertise in cosmetic and medical dermatology, and an emphasis on personalized patient care.

Registered Dietician, Cincinnati OH

Shadow CCDS alumna who is a registered dietitian at an outpatient diabetes center.  Observe group classes that educate about diabetes self-care, from nutrition to medicine.  Also observe individual appointments that focus on weight loss or other nutrition-affected disease states.  Dietetics is a great profession that combines science and counseling skills to provide the best patient care. 

Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

An observership of 1-2 weeks including nights to live the life of a transplant surgeon at an academic medical center.  Shadow and work with whoever allows most exposure.  This opportunity would benefit someone interested in medicine and surgery.  Since we work at night and weekends as well, this would include working at odd hours if cases come up.

Davita Kidney Care, Cincinnati OH

Shadow opportunity for students interested in medicine, epidemiology, or healthcare economics. DaVita provides life-saving treatment to people who have experienced kidney failure. We operate free standing outpatient dialysis clinics. You will be exposed to the clinical, biomedical, and operational aspects of outpatient dialysis.

Neurocritical Care ICU, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Job shadowing in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at UC Medical Center. The student would be able to round with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and residents in the ICU daily, including at least one evening. Student could observe bedside procedures and participate in radiology conferences, daily teaching, and observe the work environment in an academic ICU.

Orthopedic Surgery, Beacon Orthopedics

Shadow CCDS alumnus who is a hand surgeon at Beacon Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. See patients in a medical practice and observe surgery if desired. Experience can be tailored to individual student. Also possible to shadow nurses or physician’s assistants.

Bee Well Pediatrics, Cincinnati OH

Job shadowing in a new pediatric practice with pediatric nurse practitioner who is sole provider.  The practice is the only one in Cincinnati offering Integrative Pediatric Medicine where there is a balance of conservatively implementing traditional medicine and prescriptions for lifestyle changes encouraging eating well, getting outside in nature, mindfulness, and connections.

Bonomo Periodontics, Cincinnati OH

Shadow periodontist who will demonstrate the basics of dental surgery and anatomy as well as basic medicine and pharmacology as it pertains to dentists.

Oxford Physical Therapy Centers, Cincinnati OH

Shadow a physical therapist in a private practice setting and experience what it is like to treat neuromuscular and orthopedic patients of all ages. Follow the therapist’s schedule for the day as they treat with the latest hands on and instructional techniques, as well innovative treatments such as dry needling and cupping. Opportunity to ask questions and experience the challenging career of physical therapy. 

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, U Cincinnati Medical Center/Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Shadow adult and child psychiatrists in clinical and research settings. You will have the opportunity to observe psychiatrists and psychologists interact with patients in outpatient clinics and inpatient psychiatric units. Learn about how MRI technology and data analytic techniques are used to examine neurobiological predictors of treatment response and observe assessments of patients with mood and anxiety disorders who are participating in clinical research studies. Depending upon your availability, you may also be able to assist in conducting research.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Shadow the Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who has special interests in musculoskeletal disorders, sports medicine, interventional and conservative spine care, and peripheral nerve injuries.

Vitreoretinal Surgery, Cincinnati Eye Institute

Shadow in the surgery and clinic at busy retinal surgery practice. Use a 3DHD machine vision feed invented by the surgeon to really see what surgeon is doing during retinal surgery. Watch surgery and then observe post-operative follow up with patients in clinic.


Editing poetry for publication 

Virtual job shadow with CCDS alumna poet and publisher, author of PR for Poets. Help with poetry reviews and a manuscript in progress. Learn about the business of publishing poetry and poetry reviews, and garner advice about life as a writer and poet.

Restaurant Management

David Restaurant Group

Shadow young alumnus in family restaurant group, a business large enough to need a support team but still small enough that owners must have skills such as marketing, financials, operations to succeed. Meet with management teams at different sites, learn about menu development and day-to-day management of restaurant group.

Information technology and
software development

Great American Insurance software development lab, Cincinnati OH

Shadow in highly productive “paired programing” lab where coders work together on a single task. Chance to pair with professional programmer and to learn about life in software development from Associate VP of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Native Development.

Kroger Technology, Cincinnati OH

Cybersecurity, software development, networking, hardware engineering, data analytics and other areas of IT are all available in this job shadow opportunity which can be tailored to the student’s interests. Kroger Technology is the industry leader in retail technology.


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Paula Butler, US Chemistry Teacher
Sarah Beyreis, Director of College Counseling
Amy Brand, US Art teacher
Paula Brock, Director of Alumni Relations