Finance and Business Trainee, 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

Are you passionate about finance and eager to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic organizational setting? SACC-USA is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Finance and Business trainee to join our team. The trainee will have an overall responsibility for the chamber’s operations and finances, including budgeting, accounting and financial reporting. The role also involves being responsible for the contact with the Board of Directors. In addition, it entails planning and organizing the finances for the events as well as promoting the chamber together with the other interns. Furthermore, the trainee will work to develop strong and sustainable relations with current and prospective members from all industries through sales pitches, active communication and networking.


  • Accounting Management: Utilize Quickbooks to manage accounting tasks for the Chamber, including events, membership dues, and other financial transactions. Familiarity with the US-based accounting system is essential.
  • Invoicing and Payment Follow-up: Generate and send invoices for membership dues, and diligently follow up on late payments to ensure timely receivables.
  • Financial Strategy: Collaborate closely with the treasurer to develop and implement a long-term financial strategy for the Chamber. Deliver regular reports on the current financial status and other relevant financial information to treasurer and board meetings.
  • Membership Management: Maintain an up-to-date membership database and manage the CRM system. Assist in membership recruitment efforts and cultivate strong relationships with current and potential members.
  • Event Budgeting: Create budgets for Chamber events to ensure profitability and strategic financial planning.
  • Sponsorship Management: Develop and nurture long-term sponsorship relationships with potential sponsors. Negotiate sponsorship deals and ensure their successful implementation. Monitor and enforce compliance with sponsorship agreements.

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 recent graduate, in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in accounting software, particularly Quickbooks.
  • Expert knowledge in Excel and Outlook
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Prior experience with CRM systems and membership management is a plus


This is a 12-month internship starting in July of 2024. The selected candidate will receive a scholarship from the Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad. Please refrain from contacting the Scholarship Fund directly; if you have any inquiries, please reach out to SACC-USA Talent Mobility.

​​​​​​​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
12 months

Start Date 
July 2024

The selected candidate will receive a scholarship from the Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad. Please refrain from contacting the Scholarship Fund directly; if you have any inquiries, please reach out to SACC-USA Talent Mobility.​​​​​​​

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]​​​​​​​