Ohio Business Should Apply for Ohio Export Internship Program

The Ohio Export Internship Program matches businesses interested in growing exports with highly motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The Development Services Agency offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern, up to $3,600. This year, 41 students from universities across the state spent the summer working for 39 companies. The program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, 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 nine years of the program, 315 student-company matches were created, resulting in 96 internship extensions, 49 new job positions, and 332 new international markets, distributors, or customers. Internships will run from May to August 2021, and Development’s Export Assistance Office is reviewing company applications. Companies can apply now!

Interns Help Businesses Build Export Sales

Watch a video featuring some of the 2020 interns and the companies they worked for! Watch Now