The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is proud to announce our first scholarship program with the donor the Swedish Foreign trade Association – Scholarship Fund. 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 2018 and ending in December 2018.


Since 1948 we have been 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.


  • Connect individuals and organizations through our professional network.
  • Share information and knowledge through a number of high-profile networking events and seminars throughout the year.
  • Drive business and building bridges between American and Swedish companies for mutually advantageous business opportunities.


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 house 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. You will all have 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 fostering and maintaining 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
  • 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 Swedish Foreign trade Association – Scholarship Fund* beginning in January 2018 and ending in December 2018. You must be a Swedish citizen eligible for a J-1 visa to be considered for this position.

Application deadline:  October 31st, 2017


*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.