Non-Profit India 2018

Apply to work abroad as a consultant for a nonprofit organization for 2 weeks this summer!

My experience was an amazing mix of fun, hard work, enlightenment, and empowerment. This program really pushed me outside of my comfort zone and taught me how to solve real problems faced by a real business organization.

Madeline LakeGlobal Projects: Non-Profit, Kochi, India

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday January 9 from 2-3pm in Mason Hall 141
  • Thursday January 10 from 2-3pm in Mason Hall 141


Program Details

  • General Program Information

    Students apply to work for Fisher's Global Consulting Firm on a consulting project for a non-profit organization. If selected, students will consult with organizations on projects that have been sourced by Fisher's Office of Global Business. This program is competitive due to the limited number of projects. Each project will have 4-6 students on a team.


    • Applications are evaluated by first come first serve by checkpoint. Students who apply prior to a checkpoint will be evaluated and interviewed for open project teams. After each checkpoint if project teams are full, updates will be posted on the website and application. 


    Application Opens: TBA

    Application Closes: January 15, 2019

    First Application Checkpoint: October 10, 2018

    Group Interviews for First Checkpoint: Week of October 15, 2018

    Students Notified from First Checkpoint: November 2, 2018

    Second Application Checkpoint: November 19, 2018

    Groups Interviews for Second Checkpoint: Week of November 26, 2018

    Students Notified from Second Checkpoint: December 15, 2018

    Third Application Checkpoint: January 15, 2019

    Group Interviews for Third Checkpoint: Week of January 21, 2019

    Students Notified from Third Checkpoint: January 28, 2019

    Deposit Due: Two Weeks After Notification of Acceptance

    Final Payment Due: February 15, 2019

    Required Course Class: March - April, 2019

    Travel Dates: May 3 - May 18, 2019



    A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be REQUIRED of ALL students excepted into this program.

    Fridays, 3pm-7pm, Mason Hall Rotunda (more specific information will be announced later)

    During the class, students will better understand the dynamics of doing business globally, resources for project management, mitigating risk while traveling, understanding how to assimilate into the location-specific culture, understanding how to make the most of this opportunity, and health and safety concerns will be covered. 

    Admitted students will be automatically added to the course by the Office of Global Business. Students cannot self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course and be available each Friday during second semester from 3-7pm.  


  • Eligibility

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • GPA of 3.0 or greater (from OSU)
    • Not graduating Spring 2019
    • Course Requirements before departure May 2019 (for business students):
      • ECON 2001.01 (Macroeconomics), ECON 2002.01 (Microeconomics), CSE 2111 or 1113 (Computer Assisted Problem Solving), STAT 1430 (Business Statistics)
        • Business Minors or Other Majors, please email Maureen Grady for course requirements eligibility
    • Valid Passport:
      • Not required for application but you must have a passport at the time of visa application or departure, which ever comes first
      • Passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2020
    • Good Standing with Office of Student Conduct
      • The Office of Global Business checks official standing at time of application and prior to departure
      • If your status changes at any time it is your responsibility to inform the Program Manager within the Office of Global Business
  • Program Cost

    Due to an extremely generous donor to the Fisher College of Business and specifically to this program, most of the cost of this program has already been covered.

    Program Total Cost: $1,200

    Program Fee Includes:

    • Accommodations for 2 weeks
    • 24/7 Resident Director In-Country
    • Consulting Project (7 weeks pre-work, 2 weeks in-country)
    • Transportation assistance to/from airport
    • In-Country Orientation
    • Round-trip international airfare 
    • GeoBlue international supplemental health insurance 
    • Visa (if applicable)

    Cost does not include:

    • Food and extracurricular activities 


  • Location & Project Information

    Below is a list of the Non-Profit projects for 2019: 

    Location Non-Profit Organization Mission
    Nepal Aatmiya Women's Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
    Nepal Seven Women Women's Economic Development & Tourism
    South Africa Phillipi Village Entrepreneur (2) Business Development & Financing
    Peru Center for Andrean Regional Studies Bartolome de Las Casas (CBC) Fair Trade & Sustainable Tourism
    Peru Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco Expansion & Market Strategy
    Ghana Playing For Change Foundation Business Development & Micro-Financing 

    The Costa Rica Team is now full. Please contact Maureen Grady with any questions.

    *Details are being updated

  • Application Process

    Application for Fisher's Global Consulting Firm is now open and the deadline to apply is January 15, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. You may only submit ONE completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications are processed on a rolling basis with checkpoints.


    Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis using checkpoints. An application submitted prior to the checkpoint will be evaluated during that checkpoint evaluation window. 

    1. Complete your online application prior to a checkpoint
      • Including required application documents (see 'Application Documents' section below)
    2. Group interviews will be held the week following a checkpoint date. The Office of Global Business will reach out to each applicant regarding the interview process.
    3. Students are notified two weeks after group interviews are held.
      • If all the spots on a project team are filled from applicants in Checkpoint 1 (or 2), updates will be posted on the website and application. That project team will no longer be open for applications. 

    Checkpoint Deadline Dates:

    First Application Checkpoint: October 10, 2018

    Second Application Checkpoint: November 19, 2018

    Third Application Checkpoint: January 15, 2019


    • Resume
      • Submitted in PDF
        • For assistance: reference this guide
    • Short Answer Question #1 
      • What are 3 personal attributes that make you equipped to represent Fisher's Global Consulting Firm?
    • Short Answer Question #2
      • What is your top project preference and why?
    • Short Answer Question #3
      • What inspires you?
    • Passport (if applicable)




Contact the Program Manager, Dominic DiCamillo, at