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Ohio Export Internship Program

2015 Program Timeline

  • Dates Pending

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, while providing a 50 percent reimbursement for the intern's wages.

2015 Ohio Export Internship Program Applications now being accepted.

2015 Ohio Export Internship Program - Company Application

The Ohio Development Services Agency and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University are pleased to once again present the Ohio Export Internship Program! Hear what people are saying about the Export Internship Program, watch the video above.

The Opportunity

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

The Commitment

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

For additional information and to register, please contact:

Tim Sword,
Global Agriculture Program Manager
Ohio Development Services Agency
Phone: (614) 728-3120
Tim.Sword@development.ohio.gov

or

Joyce Steffan
Director, Undergraduate Global Business Initiatives
Director, Center for International Business
Education and Research (CIBER)
Office of Global Business
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
223 Mason Hall
Office: (614) 292-2795
Cell: (614) 203-2580
Steffan.10@osu.edu