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NATI 2017-2018 Export Internship Program Call for Applications

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NATI invites eligible companies to apply to the Export Internship Program for 2017 - 2018

Program Description: 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.

For 2017 - 2018, 11 positions in total will be available to eligible NL firms. The program will provide a separate competition process for early stage and startup companies, and placements are specifically allocated for these emerging firms within the program. Companies will 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 will contribute 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.

As a valuable member of your team, the intern's position will focus on contributing to your export activities, which may include:

- Identifying new market opportunities
- Supporting new market entry
- Assisting with development of an export strategy
- Assisting with implementation of an existing export strategy or plan
- Participating in trade missions, trade shows or exhibitions

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.

Click here for the NATI 2017-2018 Export Internship Program Terms and Conditions, and click here for the Company Application Form.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm NT, Friday, November 25th, 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Natasha Hudson
Business Development Executive