The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is proud to announce our scholarship program with the donor the Foundation for Swedish Youth Abroad. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the cutting-edge setting that is the Bay Area today. We are looking for one proactive, ambitious and result-oriented scholar to join our team for one year starting in January 2019 and ending in December 2019.



Since the days of the Gold Rush, the Bay Area has been at the center of global commerce. The economic activity of the region attracts a range of international companies and startups and is considered the birthplace of new media and the worldwide technology boom. San Francisco and Silicon Valley houses some of the most innovative tech companies in the world.

As a scholar at SACC-SF/SV you will be able to expand your professional network, gain new experience and advance your skills by working in a highly inspirational atmosphere and by meeting and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors. 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.

At SACC-SF/SV we strive to build an effective team and as a scholar you will work along with the chamber’s spring and fall interns. The team has different focal areas of responsibility and roles may be adapted to suit the qualification of the applicants. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact



The Business Development & Strategic Partners scholar will work on our relations with companies in the Bay Area and Sweden. The role includes maintaining and strengthening our valuable relations with current strategic partners as well as doing research and generating leads for potential new partners. In addition to working on long-term business development, the scholar will work with the interns to coordinate SACC-SF/SV’s larger events.

Please email cover letter and resume in English to



  • A recent graduate or a final year master student within Business, Finance, Sales, Marketing or equivalent
  • Related work or extracurricular experience
  • Structured, outgoing personality, salesmanship and initiative skills
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Stress resistant and able to keep a positive attitude in all situations
  • Service minded
  • Swedish Citizenship
  • Establish and work with action plans, deadlines and budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English

This is a one-year scholarship funded by the Foundation for Swedish Youth Abroad* beginning in January 2019 and ending in December 2019. 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.


Application deadline:  October 15th, 2018

*ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP DONOR: The scholarship is donated by the Foundation for Swedish Youth Abroad, which was established during the Swedish Foreign Trade Association’s 50th anniversary in year 1937.