YSU’s Export Internship Program Seeks Business Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Businesses looking to improve their export initiatives or to export for the first time are invited to participate in Youngstown State University’s Ohio Export Internship Program this summer. 

Through the program, created by the Ohio Department of Development, YSU students who have taken export-focused coursework are able to work as interns with companies interested in incorporating exporting into their businesses. 

The state offers participating small- to medium-size businesses a 50 percent reimbursement for interns’ wages, up to $4,080. Students work 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer.

Student interns are trained in global marketing, trade finance, supply chain management and global business management, and have experience in international business planning, emerging market analysis, global market research, export compliance and documentation, logistics global competition analysis and identifying new customers or distributors.

For more information, contact Mousa Kassis, Export Assistance Network director with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU, at 330 941 2415 or mhkassis@ysu.edu

Pictured at top: A student in the Ohio Export Internship Program. (YouTube | Ohio Department of Development)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.