Internship Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Planet Madagascar poster announcing: "Internship Opportunity! Planet Madagascar is looking for a communications intern and a project development intern to join their team! Image of planet Madagascar logo with lemur. Applications will be accepted from November 17th to November 30th.

Planet Madagascar

Communications Intern & Project Development Intern

The OHSC is excited to announce two new internship opportunities! Planet Madagascar is looking for two motivated individuals to join their team; one as a Communications intern and one as a Project Development intern. Applications will be accepted from November 17th to November 30th. Interested in learning more? See the documents below for position descriptions and info on how to apply!

Past Opportunities

One Health Lessons Logo

Congratulations to the selected One Health Lessons interns!

These students will work one-on-one with One Health advocate and expert, Dr. Deborah Thomson. They will be working to make more accessible, and they will be sharing their internship experience on One Health Student Committee platforms!

Headshot of Dr. Deborah Thompson. Image text: "The mission of is to educate every child on the planet about One Health." Quote said by Dr. Deborah Thompson Creator of

Dr. Deborah Thomson develops One Health lessons for children and adults so that they can understand the inextricable connection between human health and the health of animals and the environment. 

She is passionate about the science field and has taught her One Health lessons in underserved public schools and online. Based on teacher feedback, she has inspired over 1,000 children to consider a future in science. Her lessons have been taught internationally. 

Besides developing student lessons (which are delivered virtually or in the classroom), she is a veterinarian, a science policy advisor, a first responder, an award-winning public speaker and musician, and an overall One Health advocate. 

Before becoming a veterinarian, she was teaching in grade schools. Throughout veterinary school and for years after graduation, she never lost her passion for teaching children. With these lessons, she combines her two passions: One Health and primary/secondary school education. 

Headshot of Karla Denysse Lopez Patino. Image text: "One Health is an opportunity for all of us to completely change our lives and finally reach a sustainable world. We must always keep a One Health - One World mindset to coexist and respect every living being on this planet and the ecosystem that surrounds us." Quote said my Karla Denysse Lopez Patino Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Another quote reads "Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines- nor should there be. the object is different, bu the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine." Quote said by Rudolf Virchow, 1856.

Karla L√≥pez is a third-year medical student from Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador) with a passion for One Health, Human Rights and Peace. She is the Local officer of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Peace at the Medical Student Association (AEM-USFQ) and Director of the Health Sciences Commission. 

Karla will be working with to review Spanish translations of lessons, to acquire teams to represent Ecuadorean Indigenous languages, to organize teams to develop more languages – including sign language – for the COVID-19 pages, and to attend Toastmasters International meetings weekly.

Headshot of Olivia Oberholster. Image text: I am passionate about the One Health approach because it involved teamwork between those that care about human health, animal health and the environment. I look forward to sharing this passion with others and hopes it inspires other people as much as it inspires me." Quote said by Olivia Oberholster Ontario Veterinary College, university of Guelph.

Olivia graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Biology and is going into her third year at the Ontario Veterinary College. She developed a passion for One Health after beginning veterinary school and hopes to center her career around improving the health of not only animals but people and the environment. Her favourite hobbies include paddle boarding with her two dachshunds and hiking in British Columbia.

Olivia will be contributing to making the OneHealthLessons website more accessible for visually impaired users, developing teams to add Canadian Indigenous languages to the website, and attending Toastmasters International meetings weekly.