The Ohio Export Internship Program gives businesses the help they need to expand sales to new markets.
The Ohio Export Internship Program matches businesses interested in growing exports with highly motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The Ohio Department of Development offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern.
This year, there were 44 student/company matches across the state. The program is a partnership between the Department of Development, The Ohio State University, Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Dayton.
The internships have a track record of helping businesses achieve export success. In the 10 years of the program, 359 student-company matches were created, resulting in 114 internship extensions, 57 new job positions, and 365 new international markets, distributors, or customers. Companies can apply now! Development’s Export Assistance Office is reviewing applications through Feb. 1. Internships will run from May to August 2022.
Interns Help Businesses Build Export Sales
Watch a video featuring some of the 202 interns and the companies they worked for!