Nicaragua Mobile Clinic

Application Deadline: February 13th

“MEDLIFE is a non-profit international student organization committed to helping underprivileged communities achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty by providing medicine, education, and development to low-income families everywhere. This spring break they are organizing a mobile clinic to Managua, Nicaragua from March 11th – 19th for interested Ohio State student within any major. During this trip, students will have the opportunity to experience the beauty of an incredible Spanish speaking country, work with local health care professionals to provide health care to remote communities surrounding the city, help combat public health issues such as STDs and parasites, as well as complete a development project to improve the lives of the communities the clinic will be working in. This is a great opportunity for pre-health students of all kinds that would like to learn about health care in a developing country.

All MEDLIFE staff and patients speak primarily if not entirely in Spanish, so this is a great way to improve language skills as well as exploring the local culture. If you have any questions about the trip or are looking to apply, please feel free to contact their brigade coordinator Sydney Sillart, at



STEM Elementary Volunteer Opportunity

The Scientific Thinkers program partners with Innis Elementary School to bring OSU undergraduate and graduate scientists into the 1st – 5th grade classrooms. By sending scientist volunteers to teach a hands-on lesson, elementary students are gaining valuable time immersed in the sciences. These lessons are already created and available to volunteers prior to going to the classroom.

Those interested in this opportunity must attend an orientation before going into the school on behalf of the program. The orientation for Spring 2017 will be on Tuesday, January 17th, at 1:30 pm in 1080 Physics Research Building. RSVP to if you plan to attend. Even if you cannot attend the orientation, please feel free to contact them if you are still interested in volunteering.

Please note that volunteers would need to be present in the classroom from 2-3 pm on Tuesday’s, but would also need to factor in time for travel to and from the school.

Take a look at their website for information on program coordinators and lesson plans.

OSU 2017 Spring Internship & Opportunity Fair

Mark your calendars – the OSU Spring Internship & Opportunity Fair will be on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017!

The fair will be hosted in the Ohio Union, in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom from 1:00 – 5:30PM. This event is specifically designed for students looking for summer 2017 opportunities, which includes internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time summer jobs or full-time summer jobs. With over 80 companies attending, this fair really has something for every student, no matter where they are in their OSU career. Click here to check which companies will be in attendance and see what they are offering.

Additionally, in preparation for the fair, there will be a Resume-O-Rama work-shopping opportunity in 100 Denney Hall, Wednesday, January 18th between 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

You can also visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Services website for general information about career planning and opportunities.

Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Volunteer Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

Application Deadline: November 11, 2016

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for their 2017 Experiential Learning Programs for students interested in health care. They are offering two week Health Innovation programs in South Africa.

As an OHS Volunteer you will:

  • Gain international experience on the ground in global health initiatives.
  • Mentor students who strive to become healthcare professionals and cultivate lifelong relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in diversity through service and excursions.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.
  • Develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through the pursuit of social justice.
  • Broaden health care skills in real-world environments.

Learn more information here.
Apply here, by November 11th, 2016.

Studying abroad is a valuable and exciting part of an undergraduate experience. When pursuing any study abroad opportunity, be sure to check in with an advisor to address any academic or financial implications of a semester abroad. Bon voyage!

Research Lab Volunteers Needed

Dr. Zuo

Dr. Li Zuo of the Molecular Physiology and Rehabilitation Lab is looking for 1-3 volunteers this summer.

Lab research focuses on stem cell and conditioning therapy on pulmonary disorders in mouse models. Volunteers would be able to prepare and assist in original research and review articles, with a high possibility of being published in a scientific journal.

Volunteers should have an interest in biomedical sciences and be able to work at least 8 hours a logomedweek, and should be juniors, seniors, or graduating seniors.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact Dr. Zuo at 614-292-5740 or

2016 Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair

On Tuesday, January 26 the Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair will take place in the Ohio Union Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom from 1-6 pm.

Opportunities available center around summer internships, volunteer opportunities, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs.

In total, 112 organizations are registered to be at the fair, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits and summer camps.

More organizations may join, so you are encouraged to check this page to keep updated on who will be represented at the fair.