IT and Internal Business Services 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

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and technically skilled intern to join our team in the role of IT Systems and CRM Intern. In this position, you will play a crucial part in the development and enhancement of our IT systems, processes, and programs. Your responsibilities will involve testing and implementing new systems, researching and recommending a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, and providing training to the team on the adopted CRM system. Additionally, you will actively support the SACC-USA network in fulfilling our mission. Your involvement will include communication, member services, and the day-to-day management of SACC-USA office activities:
  • Develop and enhance IT systems, processes, and programs to streamline business operations.
  • Test and implement new systems to improve efficiency and functionality.
  • Research and recommend a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution tailored to the organization's needs.
  • Provide training to the team on the adopted CRM system.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of IT solutions.
  • Assist in planning and executing trade missions, enhancing member services, and managing day-to-day activities of the SACC-USA office.
  • Manage various projects aimed at advancing business development initiatives.
  • Write and produce electronic newsletters to communicate effectively with members.
  • Create engaging content for social media platforms to promote business development activities.

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 a related field.
  • Ability to take own initiative in driving business development initiatives.
  • Interest in web/social media for effective communication and promotion.
  • Excellent time management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in both Swedish and English for effective communication.
  • J-1 visa eligibility for internship participation.
  • Familiarity with database management systems.


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]​​​​​​​