Fall Internships Opportunities at SACC-SF/SV 2019

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley is excited to offer two internships at the office in San Francisco. (August 10th, 2019 – January 10th, 2020)

Who we are

We have a 70 year history as a leading facilitator of transatlantic trade and knowledge sharing between Sweden and Northern California. Our longstanding presence and reputation in San Francisco gives us deep local roots and a unique understanding of the Bay Area business environment as it intersects with Swedish business.

What we do

  • Connect Sweden with Northern California
  • Foster and support the Swedish-American Business Community by creating opportunities to share information and knowledge through a number of high-profile networking events and seminars throughout the year.

What we offer

As an intern at SACC-SF/SV, you have the unique opportunity to be part of the cutting-edge setting that is the Bay Area today. Our dynamic team of “doers” organize our work much like a startup and provide the opportunity to explore different skill sets. By working in a highly inspirational atmosphere, meeting and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors. You will have the opportunity to expand your professional network, gain new experience and advance your skills. This is a once in a lifetime chance to gain a competitive edge — in Sweden and internationally — and to experience a part of the world that is changing history.

The two intern roles entail different focus areas of responsibility. At SACC-SF/SV we strive to build an effective team and these roles may be adapted to suit the qualifications of the applicants. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Camilla Ekenheim at camilla.ekenheim@sacc-sf.org.


Membership & Business Development Intern, 6 months

The Membership & Business Development intern’s role includes developing new relations, fostering and maintaining relations with current individual members and attracting new members. The intern will manage the daily administration and communication with our members, as well as developing membership values and benefits. The intern will work closely with the Events and Sponsorship Intern to secure sponsors for SACC-SF/SV’s events. The role also includes working with budgeting, action plans, and event participation.

Required qualifications

  • Higher education within Business, Marketing, Project Management or equivalent
  • Related work or extracurricular experience
  • Superb verbal and written communication in English and Swedish
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, flexible attitude
  • Service-minded
  • Passionate about creating a member community

This is a six month internship beginning in August 2019. The internship has no monetary compensation, as SACC-SF/SV is a non-profit organization. As an intern abroad, you may apply for scholarships. Some students, depending on the university program, might also be eligible to receive student aid from CSN. SACC‐USA will assist with the visa application. You must be a Swedish citizen eligible for a J-1 visa to be considered for this position.

Please email cover letter and resume in English to Camilla at camilla.ekenheim@sacc-sf.org.

Application deadline: March 20th, 2019


Events & Sponsorship Intern, 6 months

The Events & Sponsorship intern’s role includes planning and implementing activities such as business seminars, networking events and speakers event. The intern will plan, produce, deliver and follow up event activity. This includes evaluating event ideas, creating events, marketing proposals, budgeting, time plans, writing post-event reports and more. The Event & Sponsorship intern will be involved in research for new event ideas.

Required qualifications

  • Higher education within Business, Marketing, Project Management or equivalent
  • Related work or extracurricular experience
  • Structured, creative, outgoing personality, salesmanship and initiative skills
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, flexible attitude
  • Service-minded
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English

This is a six month internship beginning in August 2019. The internship has no monetary compensation, as SACC-SF/SV is a non-profit organization. As an intern abroad, you may apply for scholarships. Some students, depending on the university program, might also be eligible to receive student aid from CSN. SACC‐USA will assist with the visa application. You must be a Swedish citizen eligible for a J-1 visa to be considered for this position.

Please email cover letter and resume in English to Camilla Ekenheim at camilla.ekenheim@sacc-sf.org.

Application deadline:  March 20th, 2019