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Ohio Export Internship Program Seeks Companies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Development Services Agency is looking to place more than 40 students in internships with first-time exporters this summer, agency director David Goodman announced Monday.

The deadline for companies to apply is March 15 and the internships run from May 16 to August 12. The students are currently enrolled in export-focused courses at Ohio State University and Youngstown State University.

Companies that hire interns through the Ohio Export Internship Program will be reimbursed 50% of costs and wages. The goals of the program, Goodman said, are to increase Ohio exports and train students.

“Students gain practical skills in a globally competitive job market, while companies have the opportunity to expand internationally and create jobs,” he said.

Over the past four years, the program has generated $19 million in expected global sales for companies hiring interns, as well as 17 full-time job offers for students, according to the announcement.

Applications can be found at eip.development.ohio.gov. For more information, contact Sameen Dadfar at 614 466 6811 or at Sameen.Dadfar@development.ohio.gov.

Pictured: Participants in the 2015 Ohio Export Internship Program Showcase.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.