Business Associate Intern, SACC-DC, Spring 2024

Full Time | Washington D.C., United States | Posted: 08/31/2023

About the host company

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C. (SACC-DC) is a nonprofit association committed to fostering productive business connections between the United States and Sweden. Since its inception in 1989, SACC-DC has consistently provided avenues to explore and cultivate mutually beneficial professional opportunities between the U.S. and Sweden. As one of the 19 local chambers in the United States, SACC-DC collaborates under the umbrella organization, SACC-USA, forming a nationwide network for Swedish-American business interactions that has thrived since its establishment in 1906. Our chamber primarily serves as a platform for the exchange of trade insights and networking. To fulfill this mission, we regularly host business forums, networking gatherings, social events, and other engaging activities catering to both businesses and individuals among our membership base. 

Job Description

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C., Inc. (SACC-DC) proudly offers the 12 Months Internship Program, made possible by The Lars Bjerde Memorial Fund. This program honors the memory of the late Lars Bjerde, former VP of SAAB North Americas and a founding member of SACC-DC. The internship is a full-time commitment, divided into two phases: 6 months spent full-time at SACC-DC, followed by a 6-month part-time arrangement, split between the Chamber and a SACC-DC member company. During the second phase, interns devote three days a week to the member company and the remaining two days to SACC-DC. Previous phase two interns have been placed at esteemed organizations such as Skanska, SAAB North America, Axis Communications, Volvo Cars and AstraZeneca. After completing their 12-month internships at SACC-DC, they have gained invaluable experience and established an extensive network to further their international careers, both in Sweden and abroad.
At SACC-DC, we are committed to enriching your learning experience and opening doors to enhance your professional journey. We provide you with invaluable exposure to the workings of a nonprofit organization and the dynamics of Swedish-American business relationships. Our office, located in the House of Sweden, immerses you in a professional environment and connects you to our extensive network. As a SACC-DC Business Associate, you will also have the opportunity to attend formal business and networking events, representing both SACC-DC and your phase 2 member companies.

Intern Responsibilities

As a vital part of our small nonprofit organization, you will contribute to various daily tasks, including:
  • Administration: Execution of administrative tasks to ensure the seamless operation of the office. Collaborate closely with SACC-DC's Executive Director & Board of Directors, aiding in organizational governance through committee work and preparing for board meetings, including secretary duties.
  • Event Organization: Plan and execute diverse networking events for our members, managing event logistics and offering support with sponsor relations and marketing.
  • Accounting: Handle invoicing, payments, and bookkeeping system entries. Generate monthly financial reports for the Finance Committee.
  • Marketing and Communication: Maintain updates on our website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn). Develop and manage event invitations and compose electronic newsletters.
  • Member Administration and Services: Manage the member database and engage with members. Collaborate with the SACC-DC team to create value and content for our members.
  • Project Management: Oversee the SACC-DC annual Golf tournament with guidance from the Executive Director and the Golf Committee. Supervise and enhance the SACC-DC Young Professional Mentorship Program. Contribute to the execution of special projects.
  • Other: Actively contribute to the development of the SACC-DC Young Professional Mentorship Program and participate in executing special projects.
PLEASE NOTE: While candidates are welcome to apply for multiple positions at SACC, it's important to highlight that accepting an offered position and subsequently accepting a second position at SACC is not allowed. Doing so will result in disqualification from both positions.


  • Education: A background in Business Administration is preferred.
  • Nationality: Applicants must have Swedish citizenship or strong ties to Sweden (to qualify for a J-1 visa) and be proficient in both spoken and written Swedish and English.
  • Attributes: Highly motivated, business-minded, solution-oriented, and adept at multitasking (critical given SACC-DC's small size and the dual nature of Phase 2).
  • Interpersonal Skills: Possess an outgoing personality with strong communication skills.
  • Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational and administrative abilities, along with solid IT and Microsoft Office proficiency.
  • Independence: Capable of comprehending instructions and working independently.
  • Web Skills: Familiarity with webpage maintenance is advantageous.

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Job Information

Client Name

Host company homepage

Duration of training period
12 months

Start Date

Unpaid internship during the first 6 months. During the second half (the last 6 months) of the internship, the intern will receive a stipend of $1,950 USD/month (subject to tax).

Washington DC

Application Deadline

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Washington D.C.

District of Columbia

United States

Zip/Postal Code

Contact Person
Felix Eller

Contact E-mail
[email protected]

Contact Phone
+1 (202) 294-0394