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Ohio Export Internship Program


Finding the time to focus on developing a new market is a challenge for many small businesses. The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed to help businesses overcome this challenge by matching them with highly motivated students, from Ohio universities and colleges, who have taken export-focused coursework at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration or Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. 

The Ohio Development Services Agency is pleased to once again present the Ohio Export Internship Program! Watch our video to hear what people are saying about the Ohio Export Internship Program.

Contact Information

Wendi Howell

For Whom

The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed for companies that are looking to export for the first time or to improve their current export initiatives. The program matches companies with highly motivated students who have taken export-focused coursework, while providing a 50 percent reimbursement for the intern wages. This exciting internship program offers a mutually beneficial relationship to students and companies alike by providing real-world experiences where both can learn and grow.


The Advantages:

  • Up to $3,600 reimbursement for intern wages
  • Trained, full-time summer interns will focus on export development
  • A uniquely tailored scope of work with specific deliverables
  • Students are mentored by Ohio Development Services Agency, Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network and Ohio universities

The Results:

  • Building export readiness
  • Identifying new markets
  • Market-specific research and analysis
  • Streamlining current export processes and procedures

2018-2019 Program Timeline:

  • Student application: August – October 2018
  • Student interviews: October 2018
  • Company application evaluation: Through February 28
  • Export class: January - April 2019
  • Internship: May – August 2019
  • Export Internship Program Showcase: August 2019