Full Time | Washington D.C., United States | Posted: 09/01/2024
About the host company
The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce, SACC-USA, is the umbrella organization for 19 regional chambers across the United States. The mission of the SACC network is to facilitate trade, investment and knowledge exchange between Sweden and the U.S in both directions. In 2022, SACC-USA embarked on an exciting project called SIREUS. SIREUS is a three-year long collaboration project between The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA) and 13 Swedish universities. The main focus is on knowledge exchange in innovation, science, and entrepreneurship, as well as talent mobility for students and researchers between Sweden and the U.S. This project is carried out in close collaboration with the Swedish universities, the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. and the Swedish Institute. The project has since its launch gained great momentum and in January 2023, SIREUS Affiliation of American Universities was launched. Project activities & objectives: - Develop collaborations between Swedish-American business and academia - Strengthen collaborations between Swedish and U.S. institutions of higher learning - Enhance bilateral collaborations related to research, innovation and entrepreneurship - Plan and execute seminars and events to promote Sweden as a destination for study, research and work.
We are seeking two new project management interns to continue implementing and developing this project. As a project management intern, you will work with the marketing and event intern, as well as closely collaborate with different stakeholders. As a project management intern, your job includes developing the communication of the project, optimizing internal channels, and finding new ways to further develop the project and new project focuses for the future. Everyday tasks of the role include but are not limited to; mapping of existing collaborations between Swedish and American universities and businesses, participate in collaborative updates for stakeholders, and identifying new opportunities to strengthen the talent mobility and knowledge exchange between Sweden and the U.S. We are seeking someone who is driven and good at taking own initiatives and responsibilities.
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.
Enrolled or already graduated from one of SIREUS Member Universities within a relevant field of study (Communications, Marketing, Economics, Political Sciences, etc.)
Project management experience
Interest in forging collaborations and partnerships
Ability to work independently and in teams
Outgoing personality and comfortable with expressing your own ideas
Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English
Passion for promoting Sweden and Swedish higher education in the U.S.
Swedish citizenship or strong ties to Sweden (for U.S. visa)