The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, New York (SACCNY) stands as a preeminent Swedish Chamber of Commerce globally, carrying a legacy of 118 years dedicated to the internationalization of Swedish companies. SACCNY’s mission is to support and enable Swedish entrepreneurship and innovation in its establishment in the U.S. market. In more recent years, SACCNY launched Gateway – SACCNY’s state-of-the-art Nordic innovation hub and co-working space designed to provide Nordic companies with an unparalleled soft-landing platform in the heart of Manhattan, New York. In addition, SACCNY curates and hosts a series of notable programs, business matchmaking and events, including Skyline, InnovateNordics, the Executive Women’s Conference, and much more! 

JOB DESCRIPTION 
SACCNY proudly offers a scholarship business services internship made possible by Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom for the period September 2024 through June 2025. 

For the past years, Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom has been granting scholarships to Swedish students for internships at a Swedish chamber of commerce abroad with a focus on Swedish foreign trade and internationalization. The Internship position is aimed at young creative business talents who wish to deepen their knowledge and gain practical experience of American business culture, American management and leadership and the American business language.  

The Chamber’s scholarship program offers unique opportunities for young graduates who aspire to an international career. The candidate will have the chance to work full-time for one year at SACCNY in Manhattan, New York, getting a unique contact with the Swedish business community in New York and an outstanding opportunity for them to expand their own network.  

 By joining the eminent SACCNY team as a business services intern, you will undertake a pivotal role, collaborating with emerging and established Swedish companies to actualize their strategic expansions within the U.S. Your mission will be to support the SACCNY members and other Swedish companies in their internationalization. You will assist in identifying and harnessing synergies between startups, scale-ups, corporate giants, and non-profit entities. Your responsibilities will encompass meticulous planning, organization, and execution of summits, events and seminars promoting Swedish innovation and entrepreneurship. Moreover, you will forge close partnerships with our esteemed members, facilitating entry into key alliances across diverse sectors. 

 

YOU ARE:
– Interested in the startup ecosystem, business development, strategic marketing, and internationalization;
– Creative and analytical with excellent problem-solving skills;
– A team player with proficient interpersonal and teamwork skills;
– A self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment;
– Unpretentious when it comes to work tasks, where no challenge is considered too big or too small;
– An excellent organizer who pays close attention to details and deadlines, coupled with the capability to shepherd projects from inception to fruition;
– Proficient in both English and Swedish writing;
– A confident public speaker in both Swedish and English;
Set up to thrive in an international setting and eager to reside and work in the vibrant heart of New York City. 

    REQUIREMENTS
    Availability: Applicants must commit to the entire internship period as stated in the ad.
    Education: Actively pursuing or have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree (BSc or MSc), specializing in finance, marketing, or another equivalent field of education.
    Nationality: Holds Swedish citizenship or other strong ties to Sweden (to qualify for the relevant Visa).
    Language: Possesses fluency in English and Swedish, complemented by exceptional written and verbal communication skills. 

    INTERNSHIP DETAILS
    Internship period: September 2024 through June 2025.
    Job type: Full time internship on site.
    Location: Gateway, 900 Third Avenue, Floor 29. New York, NY, 10022.
    Compensation: Candidate will recieve a lump sum from Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom for the entire internship period.

    Applications CLOSED. SACCNY has received a record number of applicants, and the applications are now at full capacity.

    Please keep an eye out for upcoming applications on our career page.