• Internship
  • Sweden

saccsfsv The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley is excited to offer an internship run virtually from Sweden starting from January 2021.

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 give us deep local roots and a unique understanding of the Bay Area business environment as it intersects with a 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, webinars, and seminars throughout the year.
  • Support our business community by doing dedicated analysis work, market research and connecting people
  • Adding value for our members, both the individual and business members. We want to create a thriving membership organization where people feel the added value of being a member.

Traditionally all SACC interns are from Sweden and come to California for a period of 6-12 months. Considering the challenges that COVID-19 has put on our and many organizations we have discovered the advantage of having someone locally based in Sweden and would like to pursue that opportunity on a more permanent rolling basis.

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.

Our 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 Mats Andersson at mats.andersson@sacc-sf.org.


Job Description & How We Work

We are looking for an intern who is based in Sweden and can support us and in addition be present and active in the Swedish Business community.

Traditionally we look for interns in 3 domains which you can see outlined below.  With this new role we want to be relatively flexible and it will depend more on the person, their interest, and what are the needs at the moment.

We currently see a tremendous opportunity to further grow in the post-COVID-19 world and would like to give ourselves the means to grow and serve the business community.

Assuming that the new normal is already here a lot of our focus at the moment is on creating interesting webinars, getting new business members that we could not reach before and further serve as a connector between the Bay Area and Sweden.

Currently, we are a team of 5 and we have team members in Bay Area and in Sweden.

The working style is truly Swedish, “frihet under ansvar”, freedom under responsibility. We truly work as a team and support each other and together create the magic.

Our traditional intern roles which can be modified due to demand and interest:

Membership & Business Development

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.

Events & Sponsorship

The Events & Sponsorship intern’s role includes planning and implementing activities such as business seminars, networking events, webinars, and speaker events. 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 contacting sponsors for events. The Event & Sponsorship intern will be involved in research for new event ideas.

PR & Marketing

Actively promote and market the Chamber in social media platforms. Bring new ideas around digital marketing and be on the forefront of creating visibility and added value for the Chamber.

In addition to these roles we would welcome someone experienced in WordPress, HTML and building websites as well as someone connected with the startup community in Sweden.

Required Skills:

  • 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 details and others
  • Good team worker
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, curious and flexible attitude
  • Service-minded
  • Passionate about creating a member community

Optional skills and experiences:

  • Computer literate
  • If you are a WordPress geek we would love that too
  • Creative out of the box thinker with crazy ideas for the Chamber
  • Experience of digital marketing and building a membership organization
  • Created larger events in past

Working hours: Flexible. As we work over the European and Californian time zones it is great if you have the flexibility to adapt to this.

This could be a half-time position combined with studies depending on availability.

Tools we use: Google suite with Google Docs and Sheets. Memberpress, WordPress, Stripe, PayPal, Slack, Zoom, Quickbook, Zapier. 

Duration of training period: TBD

Start Date: TBD

Compensation: The internship has no monetary compensation, as SACC-SF/SV is a non-profit organization. Some students, depending on the university program, might also be eligible to receive student aid from CSN.

Location: Sweden

Please email a cover letter and resume in English to mats.andersson@sacc-sf.org

To apply for this job email your details to mats.andersson@sacc-sf.org