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Ohio Export Internship Program

Contact Information

Wesley Aubihl
(614) 644-9759


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 who have taken export-focused coursework at Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University or Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University.

The Ohio Development Services Agency is pleased to once again present the Ohio Export Internship Program! Hear what people are saying about the Export Internship Program, watch the video above.

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 will match 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 will offer 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 and closely supervised by the Ohio Development Services Agency and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University

The Results:

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

How to apply

2015 Ohio Export Internship Program - Company Application

2015 Program Timeline

  • January 15, 2014: Deadline to apply (rolling acceptance)
  • March 6: Companies notified of acceptance
  • March 9–20: Companies introduced to interns
  • May 11– August 7: Students internship
  • June 29 – July 3: Internship break
  • August 6: Showcase event

Companies participating in the program must provide the following:

  • Strategic commitment to grow an export market
  • Compensation for internship position
  • Managerial guidance for the intern
  • Existing or planned export budget
  • Participation in program evaluation