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Apply to be an Employer for the Ohio Export Internship Program - 2021

Employers - Apply for the Ohio Export Internship Program by February 1st​​​​​​​

The Ohio Export Internship program is designed for companies looking to export for the first time or improve their export initiatives.

The program matches businesses with highly motivated, pre-screened students from Ohio universities and colleges who have taken export-focused coursework at Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University or Youngstown State University. 

Advantages for Employers:

  • Participating businesses are provided 50% reimbursement for the intern's wages (Up to $3,600).
  • You receive trained, full-time summer interns focused on export development.
  • There is a uniquely tailored scope of work with specific deliverables for the student, and the employer.
  • Students are mentored and closely supervised by the Ohio Development Services Agency and participating universities.
  • Interested employers can apply by logging onto the Ohio Development Services Agency site here.

The Results:

  • Building your company for export readiness.
  • Helping to identify new markets.
  • Providing 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 the internship position.
  • Managerial guidance for the intern.
  • Existing or planned export budget.
  • Participation in a program evaluation.
Program Timeline:
September 20Company applications open.
February 1, 2021Deadline for companies to apply by logging onto the Ohio Development Services Agency site here.
April 2021Companies are notified of acceptance and student match.
May - August  2021Students intern at companies.
August 20212021 Ohio Export Internship Program Showcase
Learn more by viewing the video below or contact:
Who:Wendi Howell, Export Assistance Program Manager
Watch the video, featuring Cleveland State Ohio Export Intern Kamryn Sharer here: