Ohio Seeking Companies to Hire Export Interns

Ohio Seeking Companies to Hire Export Interns

The State of Ohio will reimburse 50 percent of intern wages

Are you a business interested in selling your products or services internationally? The Ohio Development Services Agency is seeking companies who are currently exporting or interested in pursuing export opportunities.

The Ohio Export Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to businesses interested in exporting by matching them with highly-motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. This year, 42 students from 12 different Ohio universities have been selected to participate in the program.

“Our students can help Ohio businesses market and sell their quality goods and services to the world,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The Ohio Development Services Agency offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern.

In the six years of the program there have been 190 student-company matches, resulting in more than $31 million in expected global sales and 35 full-time job offers to students.

The deadline for companies to apply is March 1, 2018. The summer internship runs from May 14 through August 10, 2018. Ohio companies can apply at www.eip.development.ohio.gov 

The program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, The Ohio State University, Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University. To learn more about the Ohio Export Internship Program, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4-1vhvwc7w