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NATI-ACOA Export Internship Program

The Export Internship Program is designed to offer work opportunities for Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) university and college graduates, and to provide potential and existing exporters with quality trade advisory services. Selected companies will engage a graduate for a period of one (1) year, with substantial funding support through the Export Internship Program.

Since 2011, this program has provided valuable assistance to exporting and export-ready firms in our province.

The Export Internship Program provides hands-on work experience for NL graduates and contributes towards strengthening the export performance of the province by encouraging SMEs to initiate and expand export activities.

Companies contribute a minimum of 25% ($10,000) of the graduate's salary and benefits to the minimum per annum salary of $40,000, excluding all mandatory employer-related costs (MERC). The Program contributes 75% of the intern's salary to a maximum of $30,000.

The Program is open to eligible NL-based firms who are exporting or are export ready. The selected graduates will have graduated within the past three years from a recognized post- secondary institution, and reside in Newfoundland & Labrador. 

The selection of participating companies is competitive. Successful applicants will:

  • Be committed to making exporting or trade support services part of their business strategy;
  • Demonstrate that they can equip the Intern with the necessary resources for their career development in their role; and
  • Demonstrate that they have the commitment, desire and means to implement an export strategy.

For more information on the Export Internship Program, please contact:

Nancy Drover