Human Services & Education


Human Services, Health & Education Career Community Manager

E-mail Anne Marie


Sarah Lawrence students have proven their leadership in national and local circles, where students have become involved in various service efforts. From tutoring students after school in Yonkers to interviewing participants for studies on issues such as low birth weights, Sarah Lawrence students are among the best ambassadors for the college and their generation.

This career community provides resources for students interested in making an impact on individual lives:


Sarah Lawrence College produces some of the nation’s best educators, including the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. The Art of Teaching Program allows students to obtain their master’s and bachelor’s degree within five years, while the on-campus Early Childhood Center and Sarah Lawrence's nearby Center for the Urban River at Beczak give students the opportunity to learn while teaching. Students also gain outside experience, volunteering at education foundations and schools.

General Skills

  • Adaptability
  • Imagination and creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Love of learning 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership and mentoring
  • Time management
  • Technology
  • Presentation
  • Patience
  • Ability to multitask

Sample Job Titles

  • Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teacher
  • Advisor
  • Career and Technical Education Teacher
  • College Professor/Instructor
  • Educational Leadership and Policy
  • High School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • School Administrator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Training and Development
  • Tutor

Past Student Internships

  • America Reads
  • Ameson Education and Cultural Foundation
  • Center for the Urban River at Beczak
  • Citizens Schools
  • City Year
  • Education First Institution
  • Higher Education Today
  • Lighthouse Guild Heibrunn School
  • Pono Learning
  • Rebecca School
  • Robert C. Dodson School
  • San Andres Educational Program
  • Sesame Workshop
  • Schuer School of Fine Arts
  • Stars School
  • Story Pirates
  • The Hagedorn Little Village School
  • The Quad Prep School
  • The Windward School
  • Yonkers Partners in Education

Recent Graduate School Placements

  • Adelphi University
  • Bard College
  • Boston University
  • Columbia Teacher's College
  • Dominican University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • St. John's University

Health & Wellness

Sarah Lawrence College shares its founding family with neighboring Lawrence Hospital, just one of the many places the students part of our pre-health program have interned. On campus, they gain clinical experience, completing intensive research projects for conference, and assisting faculty members with their own studies. With access to leading world health organizations in Manhattan, Sarah Lawrence students intern at such organizations as Doctors Without Borders, Planned Parenthood, and the Columbia University Medical Center.

General Skills

  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Ability to write code for biomedical sciences
  • Strong work ethic
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Computer and technical skills

Sample Job Titles

  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Scientist
  • Epidemiologist 
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Policy Associate
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Lab Technician
  • Lecturer and Professor
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Educator
  • Research Assistant
  • Veterinarian

Past Student Internships

  • Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Cohen’s Veteran Network
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • DeRisi Lab at University of California San Francisco
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
  • Global Bioethics Initiative
  • Harlem Hospital
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Lawrence Hospital
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai
  • New York Medical College
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Saint Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • The Door- A Center for Alternatives
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine

Recent Graduate School Placements

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • Marian University
  • Stony Brook Univesrity
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Oxford


With our summer integrated research program, collaboration with the Montreal Neurobiological Institute and on-campus laboratories, our students leave Sarah Lawrence College with articles published in academic journals, having presented at conferences and with experience managing studies. This serves students well as they pursue graduate degrees at universities across the globe from the University of Oregon to Oxford and Cambridge.

General Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of psychophysiological tests, including Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Study management
  • Data analysis, including knowledge of fMRI
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Public speaking
  • Writing
  • Statistics
  • Interviewing
  • Beneficence

Sample Job Titles

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • CIinical Researcher
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Past Student Internships

  • Child Mind Institute
  • Cornell Cognitive Science
  • Cornell University Human Development Adolescent Transitions Lab
  • Harvard University Department of Psychology
  • Human Neuroscience Institute
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Montreal Neurobiological Institute, McGill University
  • New York Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital
  • New York University Center for Neural Science
  • NY Psychiatric Institute
  • Psychology Today
  • Rapport Relationships
  • Sarah Lawrence Psychology Summer Research Program
  • St. Luke's Hospital-Psychiatric Dept.
  • The Center for Neural Science, New York University

Recent Graduate School Placements

  • Cambridge University
  • Columbia University
  • Emory University
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University
  • Kings College London
  • Oxford Internet Institute
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Rutgers University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Oregon

Social Work

With vast volunteer and internship opportunities in Westchester and the New York metropolitan area, Sarah Lawrence College students gain crucial on-the-job experience while completing coursework in areas such as child development, human rights, and public policy.

General Skills

  • Good listening and communications skills
  • Objectivity
  • Organization skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to separate yourself from your work
  • Empathy

Sample Job Titles

  • Addictions Counselors
  • Care Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Child Advocate
  • Clinician
  • CommunityOrganizer
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Intake Serves Coordinator
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Patient Advocate
  • Program Coordinator
  • School Social Worker
  • Team Leader
  • Victim Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth and Family Specialist

Recent Student Internships

  • Bienestar Human Services
  • Cohen Veteran’s Network
  • Gramatan Village
  • Henry Street Settlement
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  • Madre
  • Masakhane Center
  • Mental Health America
  • My Sisters' Place
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Rose F. Kennedy’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center
  • The Door—A Center for Alternatives
  • Wartburg

Employers to Consider

  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mount Sinai
  • NYU Langone Hospital
  • Wartburg Adult Communities
  • YAI