Export Interns Help Businesses Grow

Sep 21, 2018 | News, Newsletter |

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

 

The State of Ohio wants to help businesses grow, and a program offered by the Ohio Development Services Agency can provide the boost needed to improve international marketing or logistics.

The Ohio Export Internship Program places students who have completed export-focused coursework with businesses seeking to boost exports. College students from across the state can apply to take the export course at The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, the Cleveland State University Monte Ahuja College of Business or the Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business Administration.

Participating businesses receive a 50 percent reimbursement for intern wages, up to $3,600. The application period has started and will close on February 1, 2019. Students will be matched with companies in March 2019, and the internships run from May to August 2019. The program culminates in the Ohio Export Internship Program Showcase in August 2019.

To learn more, visit eip.development.ohio.gov or contact Wendi Howell, Export Assistance Program Manager, at (614) 466-6811 or Wendi.Howell@development.ohio.gov.

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The program offers hands-on, practical training in economic development to career professionals with at least three years of experience in the field. The institute is facilitated through a partnership between the Ohio Economic Development Association, the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and JobsOhio. Launched in 2016, it is the first state-level economic development certification program in Ohio.

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