Marketing & Cleantech Intern, SACC San Diego, Fall 2024

Full Time | San Diego | Posted: 28/02/2024

About the host company

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Diego (SACC San Diego) was founded in 1989 and is the largest Swedish non- profit business organization in San Diego. Our mission is to promote and facilitate trade and commerce between Sweden and the greater San Diego area, while providing a broad spectrum of services to our members and enhancing Swedish-American networks in the U.S. and Sweden. We are now seeking highly motivated individuals for our Spring 2024 internship positions.

About the internship

The Marketing & Cleantech position is a six months long internship located in San Diego, CA with preferred start in July 2024. The position offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable ‘real world’ experience and business related skills as well as developing a professional network in a region with some of the world’s most prominent telecommunications, life science and cleantech industry clusters. The interns work closely with the Board of Directors, but are the executors of the Chamber’s initiatives, projects, events, and operational activities. In short it comes down to ensuring the overall success and effectiveness of SACC San Diego.

Duties and responsibilities

The Marketing & Cleantech intern's main focus is to conduct marketing and communication for the chamber and the chamber's events. In addition, every year in November SACC San Diego hosts a cleantech conference called Green Connections to connect companies, inventors and entrepreneurs with each other. The intern will therefore have a focus on the cleantech industry and will have overall responsibility to start planning this event. Additionally, this person will maintain close contact with the Chamber's current strategic partners and corporate members. The intern will analyze the cleantech market, target new business members, initiate contact and develop a solid understanding of their business needs and negotiate competitive terms to attract new members. The overall responsibility is Green Connections, conducting marketing for the chamber and developing strong and sustainable relationships with current as well as prospective members.

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.

Who are we looking for?

  • Currently enrolled in a university program or graduated, within relevant field of study and:
  • Can work for six months straight
  • Fluent in oral and written Swedish and English
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Outgoing personality and strong communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative abilities
  • Swedish citizenship required

Preferable qualifications

  • Relevant practical work experience and/or extracurricular activities
  • Previous international experience from studying and/or working abroad
  • Experience or interest in the cleantech industry highly preferred
  • Project management and leadership experience
  • Sales experience, marketing experience and/or event planning experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage and influence others


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 San Diego, SACC-San Diego

Host company homepage​​​​​​​

Duration of training period
6 months

Start Date 
June/July 2024


San Diego

Application Deadline
April 19, 2024

United States 

Zip/Postal Code

Contact Person
Amanda Berglund 

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