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Ohio Export Internship Program

In partnership with the State of Ohio Development Services Agency, the Fisher College of Business Office of Global Business/CIBER is proud to offer the Export Internship Program, which pairs small and medium-sized Ohio companies with undergraduate students from participating universities ONLY. The program combines a Spring Semester export-focused course with a paid summer internship focusing on international trade. Students serve as interns within the companies, working on customized, export-related projects. Assignments could include creating a strategic plan for expanding export activities, identifying new export markets, or linking companies to various export assistance organizations.


The Export Internship Program features a 3 credit hour Spring Semester course taught by experts on the OSU campus in the field of international business.  Students gain specialized export instruction on topics such as global market analysis, export partner identification, international pricing, logistics, and distribution.

The Export Internship Program course will be held on Friday mornings on the OSU campus with the Spring Semester class starting on Friday, January 16, 2015.  Students accepted into this program will be enrolled into this course.


The Office of Global Business and Ohio Department of Development carefully match each admitted student in the program with a paid internship at an Ohio company. The summer internships will run from May 11 - August 7, 2015 with a one week break from June 29 - July 3. During the summer internship portion of the program, students are required to participate in biweekly collaborative meetings with their classmates and will have access to resources provided by the state and federal government, as well as Ohio State. 

Internships can be in any sector or industry and will focus specifically on international trade efforts. Examples of past companies include Davenport Aviation, Fecon, Global Gauge, Jeni's Splended Ice Creams, Rain Drop Products, Regal Beloit, Sutphen Fire Trucks, U.S. Bridge, and Worthington Industries, just to name a few. 

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Student Selection Criteria

The Export Internship Program is open to business/business minor students only. The program is selective and limited to 40 participants. Students are required to submit a resume as part of their application to the program. Applicants will be carefully evaluated, and viable candidates will be interviewed by the course instructor(s) prior to admittance to the program.  Applicants will be evaluated on the criteria below:

  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Must have a graduation date after Summer 2015
  • Experience abroad preferred
  • Previous work experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm required

How To Apply?

Students can apply for the 2015 Export Internship Program after Aug 27, 2014, and will be required to submit an updated resume and unofficial transcript/advising report as part of the application.  

Click on the link below:

Export Internship Application