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Ohio Export Internship Program

Ohio Export Internship Program

Increase your marketability with real experience in exporting

The Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP) is offered by the Global Business Center and Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency on the Cleveland State campus in the Spring 2022 Semester.

Information Systems September 15, 2021The OEIP combines a Spring Semester export-focused course and will allow for ten Cleveland State students to receive a paid summer internship centered on expanding an Ohio company's international markets. The course is open to either undergraduate or graduate students as either an elective course, or as part of a guaranteed paid internship. Internship eligibility is dependent on interview performance along with other criteria outlined below. This is a unique and competitive opportunity to obtain real global business experience right here in Ohio.

Course Benefits:

  • Hands-on experience working with senior executives at dynamic Ohio companies
  • In-depth knowledge about new export market opportunities
  • Valuable networking opportunities with participating companies and industry experts
  • Access to faculty and government experts
  • Specialized knowledge from an exporting class during Spring Semester

Internship Eligibility:

  • Interest in exporting and international business
  • Detailed organization and planning skills
  • Attend the Spring Semester course at Cleveland State University (BUS 493)
  • Commitment to work with a company for 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during the Summer Semester
  • Graduation date of later than Fall 2022
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of a face-to-face interview with the instructors (interviews to be scheduled)

View the list of Cleveland State students that participated:

Previously offered only at the Ohio State University and Youngstown State University campuses, Cleveland State University is proud to be the third university in Ohio to offer this program.

The deadline to apply has been extended to October 16, 2021. Apply here today!

Students interested in registering for the course, should log-in to CampusNet here or visit contact the Student Services Center in the College of Business, For additional questions, please contact Nate Ward at