Internship Opportunity for Swedish Students
The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm offers excellent opportunity for students to gain real world experience working in both the Embassy and business environments.
The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, part of the United States Department of Commerce, is part of a global network of trade professionals supporting U.S. commercial interests around the world. The agency's network includes more than 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the U.S. and more than 150 overseas offices located in Embassies and Consulates. Our Stockholm office helps
Promote the export of U.S. goods and services to Sweden/assists Swedish businesses to import goods from the U.S.
Promote Swedish investment in the U.S.
Protect U.S business interests in Sweden
In addition, the U.S. Commercial Service in Stockholm supports the goals and objectives of the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, advises key officers on commercial matters, and facilitates outreach programs for VIP and Congressional delegations.
About the Internship
We offer an intern a dynamic and interesting workplace in a highly international environment with the opportunity for a great variety of tasks and networking opportunities.
Examples of tasks include:
Partner searches and matchmaking
Participation in relevant meetings, seminars and business events
Outreach to Swedish importers and agents, and recruitment to trade fairs in the U.S. and in Europe
Assistance with U.S. trade missions and Congressional delegations
Other administrative duties
The internship is unpaid.
We are seeking an intern fluent in Swedish who ideally has an interest in international business and strong skills in English. You are encouraged to step into our team and make a meaningful, substantive contribution assisting our Commercial Specialists in their work with American and Swedish companies. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, take initiative, use critical and analytical thinking and assume responsibility. We value creativity, open‐mindedness, and a good sense of humor. Students who meet these requirements are encouraged to apply.
The full-time internship (32-40 hours per week) is offered three times a year to 1-2 enrolled students at a time. Deadline for applications: Oct 15 for the spring internship (January –June), March 15 for the summer internship (June – mid-August) and April 15 for the fall internship (mid-August – early January). The Embassy has strict security regulations and you will need to pass a criminal background check to be cleared for an internship. A medical clearance is also necessary.
Please submit your one page application letter in English outlining your interest and qualifications, including CV, grade transcripts, letters of recommendation and the application form (found below) and scan in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about us, please visit our website www.export.gov/sweden/ and the embassy’s website www.se.usembassy.gov .
Internship Application Form Please complete in English
Full Name (as on passport):
Country or Countries of Citizenship:
Please indicate whether you are dual nationality and/or have permanent residency in another country:
Expected Graduation Date:
International Experience (please list countries you have lived in or spent more than 1 month in):
English Language level:
Formal score if available:
Swedish Language level:
Formal score if available:
Desired Internship dates (start and end dates):
Do you have the ability to work occasional evening events?
Please scan your application in PDF format to email@example.com, incl the following documents:
A cover letter in English that includes an explanation of why you desire an internship and why you are qualified
CV in English
Grade transcripts (English or Swedish)
Letters of Recommendation, if available (English or Swedish)
This form filled out in English