Interns Help Ohio Businesses Achieve Export Success
January 5, 2021 |
Ohio businesses are encouraged to participate in the state of Ohio's Export Internship Program to help expand sales to new markets with the assistance of trained college interns.
The Ohio Export Internship Program matches businesses interested in growing exports with highly motivated college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The Development Services Agency offers participating small to medium-sized businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for the wages of the intern, up to $3,600.
This year, 41 students from universities across the state spent the summer working for 39 companies. The program is a partnership between the Ohio Development Services Agency, The Ohio State University, Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University, and the University of Dayton.
The internships have a track record of helping businesses achieve export success. In the nine years of the program, 315 student-company matches were created, resulting in 96 internship extensions, 49 new job positions, and 332 new international markets, distributors, or customers.