• HDO Health is always seeking motivated Interns!                        This hybrid/remote role may be based in Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL, or any other U.S.-based location.


Intern Experience 

HDO Health has designed its internship opportunities to provide the Intern with medical device industry experience, exposure to working in a start-up organization that is a portfolio company of an accelerator (Rev1 Ventures), exposure to business-critical planning, projects, and working relationships with the team of company co-founders and external partners and stakeholders. You will partner with and work closely with the Founder and Chief Executive Officer on a wide range of business projects and processes spanning product development, marketing, sales, financial analysis and planning, capital access planning, grant administration, advisory board development, and regulatory and legal matters.

The responsibilities, expectations, and desired outcomes will vary based on the intern’s background, education, academic area of focus, previous experience, knowledge, and specific goals and areas of interest in learning and growth.

Real Impact

This internship provides a unique opportunity to work directly with the company founders. The primary focus of this opportunity will be to help to continue to build and refine the go-to-market strategy and execution plans for HDO Health’s first product being brought to market through a license agreement with the Ohio State University Innovation Foundation (OSIF).


HDO Health is currently seeking Skillbridge Intern(s). This hybrid/remote role may be based in Columbus, OH; Birmingham, AL, any other U.S.-based location. 

The Ohio State Wheeler and Wolstein Internship Program

Over the past several years, HDO Health has partnered with The Ohio State University Office of Innovation and Economic Development through the Wheeler and Wolstein Internship Program to hire a Commercialization Associate Intern for the upcoming Summer Term. We accept applications from both undergraduate and graduate students (MBA preferred). This remote role may be based in Columbus, OH (preferred) or any other U.S.-based location. The exact timeline of the internship is negotiable but is generally expected to be from May-August.

If you are an interested Ohio State student, please get in touch with The Ohio State University Office of Innovation and Economic Development at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship for more information on how to apply. 

Intern Success Stories 

Olivia Hillrich

Olivia served as HDO Health's first Wheeler & Wolstein Intern during the Summer of 2022. 

About Olivia: During her internship, Olivia prepared the design history file for the Journiquet™ in preparation for 510(k) submission and was involved with product design iteration – her efforts supported by both CMD MedTech and Priority Designs. Olivia continues to be involved with the HDO Health team after the end of her internship and is excited to play a role in bringing this life-saving technology to market!

Olivia recently started working as a Systems Engineer at CMD MedTech, a Columbus-based small business that provides systems engineering, project management, and design and development services to the medical device and healthcare industries. In this role, she primarily supports verification and validation protocol development and testing for a variety of healthcare companies.

Prior to starting with CMD MedTech, Olivia graduated from Ohio State University with her master's degree in biomedical engineering. Her degree program focused on medical device development and human biomechanics.

Before that, she held several internship positions with companies including Mettler-Toledo and Charles River Laboratories. At Mettler-Toledo, she conducted chemical analyses and method development for consumer products across a variety of industries, gaining hands-on experience in titration, DMA, TGA, and DSC. At Charles River Laboratories, Olivia interned in the Environmental, Health, Safety, & Sustainability department where she developed an ergonomic risk assessment tool for departments experiencing high rates of musculoskeletal discomfort. Olivia also interned in the Bioanalytical Chemistry department at Charles River, where she conducted sample preparations for analysis via mass spectrometer in support of pre-clinical pharmaceutical safety assessment efforts. 


Please connect with Olivia Hillrich on LinkedIn anytime! 

Tom Jones

While transitioning from his 20-year military career as an active-duty Army Special Forces Master Sergeant in Fort Polk, Louisiana, Tom Jones became the first HDO Health SkillBridge intern to join the HDO Health team under the United States Department of Defense DoD-SkillBridge program during the winter of 2022. 

About Tom: After joining the Army and a year-long combat deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004 as an Infantry Soldier, Tom went to Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 2005. He was selected to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) to be trained as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant. Tom graduated from SFQC in 2008 and spent the next 12 years deploying to combat zones and non-combat missions to train, advise, and assist all over Asia as a Green Beret Medic. Tom has worked in many American and foreign medical centers, sometimes as the only provider of care and assistance to hundreds of people.

During that time, Tom has earned numerous awards and qualifications, including two Bronze Star Medals, Special Forces Sniper Course Level 1, and Military Freefall Jumpmaster. Tom has served in many senior positions, including company and battalion (~500 Soldiers), senior medical sergeant, and Special Forces Team Sergeant. Tom volunteered for Special Operations Training Detachment at Fort Polk starting January 2020 to spend his last three years in the military observing, coaching, and training Special Operations companies that come to train at Fort Polk, as well as prepare for transition into the civilian world. Tom finished his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in early December 2022 and accepted a healthcare administration fellowship at Summit Healthcare in Show Low, Arizona.  

Connect with Tom on LinkedIn anytime!

Anna Ferris

Anna Ferris was HDO Health's second SkillBridge intern as an Army Nurse Captain based out of Fort Bliss, Texas. 

She transitioned from a six-year active-duty military career in the Army Nurse Corps to the civilian sector in the summer of 2023. Anna is a three-and-a-half-year Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship Recipient and Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of North Dakota. She received her commission into the Army Nurse Corps upon completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Minor in Military Science. Before interning with HDO Health, Anna concluded work as a Board Certified Inpatient Behavioral Health Nurse and Interim Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (IBHU) Supervisory Nurse Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge (CNOIC) at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC)(2019-2023). Her previous duties and assignments include: WBAMC Medical and Behavioral Restraint Trainer Officer in Charge (2021-2023), Fort Bliss, TX; Defense Health Agency Telehealth WBAMC Nurse Liaison (2022), Fort Bliss, TX; COVID-19 Medical-Surgical Augmenting Nurse (2020-2022), WBAMC, Fort Bliss, TX; Influenza Vaccination Campaign Manager (2021), Fort Bliss, TX; Interim Peripheral Vascular Clinic Nurse Manager (2021), WBAMC, Fort Bliss, TX; and Medical-Surgical Nurse on a specialized medical-surgical, oncology, and palliative care unit (2017-2019), Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), WA. Anna's Army education includes the AMEDD Basic Officer Leadership Course in 2017, Clinical Nurse Transition Program (CNTP) in 2017, U.S. Army Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Course (Honor Graduate) in 2019, and the Army Nurse Case Manager Course in 2021. 

Anna returned remotely to the University of North Dakota for graduate school and expects to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing as an advanced practice nurse after completing her time on active duty. While attending school, she will work part-time in Patuxent River, Maryland and Huntsville, Alabama, for her business Hope Box Photography in addition to working PRN as a registered nurse. 

Please connect with Anna on LinkedIn anytime!

Nathaniel Cook

Nathaniel Cook joined us as HDO Health's third SkillBridge intern. 

Nathaniel Cook is a Third-Class Petty Officer in the United States Coast Guard working as a Health Services Technician at Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. He has been in the Coast Guard since August 2018. He will complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Health Science in the summer of 2022 at the American Military University. After receiving his Bachelors, Nathaniel intends to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Texas Tech University. He received the Coast Guards Basic Training Honor Graduate in 2018, where he was selected as the best recruit out of a company of 100 other members. His current duties include being the head of the front desk/scheduling department at the ATC medical clinic where they oversee the maintenance and safekeeping of over 500 service members’ medical records.  

He currently is also the head boys JV basketball coach at Cottage Hill Christian Academy and the Assistant coach to the Varsity basketball team. Nathaniel is married to his wife Ashley. They have 3 dogs, Astro, Thor, and Chewie.  

Please connect with Nathaniel on LinkedIn anytime!