Event & Communications Intern, SACC USA, Fall 2024

Full Time | Washington D.C. | Posted: 28/02/2024

About the host company

The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, SACC-USA, serves as the umbrella organization for 19 regional chambers across the United States. The mission of the SACC network is to facilitate and support trade, commerce, and investment between Sweden and the U.S. in both directions. Our chamber serves as a dynamic platform for the exchange of trade insights and networking opportunities.To achieve this mission, we regularly organize business forums, networking gatherings, social events, and other engaging activities that cater to both businesses and individuals within our membership base. Members derive benefits from a diverse range of services provided through our international network, and we also facilitate access to a global network of chambers of commerce and business associations. The SACC Summit and Executive Forum stand out as our two most prominent events.

Job Description

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work independently under supervision and manage various projects simultaneously. Service-mindedness is as crucial to us as your professional skills. As the Event and Communications intern, you will play a vital role in supporting the SACC-USA network to fulfill its mission. You will be involved in promoting the Chamber, organizing various Chamber events, and handling routine administrative tasks. Your focus will be on assisting in the planning and execution of networking events. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in event planning, marketing, and project management. Key responsibilities involve contributing to the development and implementation of event concepts and themes, as well as coordinating with internal departments to ensure the smooth planning and execution of events. If you are passionate about marketing, events, and communication, this internship offers a unique opportunity for a well-rounded experience. You will also take part in communication, member services, and management of day-to-day activities of the SACC-USA office.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.


  • Currently enrolled, or recently graduate, in a university program or graduated within a relevant field of study.
  • Swedish citizenship or strong ties to Sweden (for U.S. visa purposes).
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both Swedish and English.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Knowledge of Graphic Design (Indesign, Photoshop, or similar) is a plus.
  • Preferably, previous experience in organizing events.
  • Software skills, including MS Office, Photoshop, and social media experience.


This is a six-month internship starting in July of 2024. The internship does not provide monetary compensation as SACC-USA is a non-profit organization. As an intern abroad, you can apply for scholarships. Depending on the university program, some students may also be eligible for student aid from CSN. SACC-USA will assist with the visa application process. To be eligible for a J-1 visa, you must be a Swedish citizen. This position provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience and business-related skills, while also developing a professional international network. Working in a highly inspirational atmosphere and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals across various business sectors will allow you to acquire new experiences and enhance your skills. You will gain insight into how business is conducted in the U.S., as well as improve your English speaking and writing skills. Developing an understanding of U.S. customs and culture and becoming adept at cross-cultural communication are invaluable skills for your future career. Seize this once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain a competitive edge—both in Sweden and internationally.

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Job Information

Client Name
The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce USA, SACC-USA

Host company homepage

Duration of training period
6 months

Start Date 
June/July 2024


Washington, D.C

Application Deadline
April 19, 2024

District of Columbia 

United States 

Zip/Postal Code

Contact Person
Siri Persdotter Carlsson

Contact E-mail
[email protected]​​​​​​​