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Central South Carolina Business Alliance continues to attract Swedish investment

Randy Gosda

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Three Swedish companies are standing out in the United States after successfully investing their businesses in Central South Carolina during the past few years: Volvo Cars, Husqvarna, and MM Technics. This region in South Carolina has nearly 150 industrial buildings and other sites ready to be developed into facilities.

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In 2015, Volvo Cars announced their plans to invest in its first manufacturing facility in the United States. They anticipated that the first cars would roll off the assembly line starting in 2018. Based on their success while developing their facilities, the 2018 deadline is securely in place.

Husqvarna has facilities spread out between three counties and employ nearly 2,000 workers. In 2017, the Swedish enterprise announced an expansion project that would make the location in Central South Carolina the company’s largest. Husqvarna said that products such as riding lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment will be manufactured at this new location.

MM Technics is a great example of a European family owned company that recently completed their first manufacturing facility in the United States. The family-owned business is a newly formed American subsidiary of the German-based company, Muhr Metalltechnik and Gmbh + Co. KG. Announced in 2016, their first American plant in Central South Carolina supplies stamped metal parts to the BMW assembly plant. 65 jobs are estimated to be created within the next five years.

These companies have created a profitable business climate for Swedish companies in the U.S. Due to the success of these expanding organizations, the Central South Carolina Business Alliance can offer a lot of valuable, on the ground assistance to other Swedish companies looking to invest in this growing market.

U.S. Chamber's 2018 State of American Business: The Economic Outlook

Randy Gosda

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On January 10, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, gave his annual “State of American Business” address. He reflected on 2017 as a breakthrough year for economic growth as he outlined a forward-looking policy agenda to build on gains and put America on a path toward meaningful, long-term prosperity.

Donohue used the speech to urge lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to focus their efforts on advancing policies that will strengthen, sustain, and share growth—and he warned against policies that would undermine those goals. 

“Today, the economic winds are at our backs,” said Donohue. “There is so much we can do this year and beyond to make America more prosperous and hopeful—and this time, for everyone.”

Recent successes on tax reform and regulatory relief have helped usher in a “new era of growth,” Donohue said. To strengthen and sustain that growth, Donohue called for immediate action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure, and he made the case for corporate governance reforms to lift impediments currently dissuading businesses from going public and staying public.

Donohue also cautioned that wrong moves on trade policy pose a serious risk to economic growth. He reasserted the business community’s strong support for modernizing and improving trade agreements like NAFTA and KORUS—not withdrawing from them.

“If we aren’t leading on trade, we’re falling behind,” said Donohue. “The bottom line is that growth will be weakened, not strengthened or sustained, if we pull back from trade.”

To ensure that gains from economic growth are shared more broadly across American households and communities, Donohue pledged the U.S. Chamber’s commitment to policies that support and expand the new American workforce, as well as those that enable a smart and comprehensive embrace of technology.

Donohue also discussed the upcoming midterm elections, casting this political cycle as one with significant implications for keeping America on a pro-growth path.

Throughout the speech, Donohue called upon the business community to take leadership in the effort to find solutions for ongoing economic challenges.

“So what is the state of American business today? It is strong—but determined to grow stronger,” said Donohue. “We’re determined to help lead our country through this period of rapid change so that it emerges stronger, more competitive, and more secure. And we’re determined to help turn growth today into prosperity that endures.”

To view a webcast of Tom Donohue's speech, click here.

To read Tom Donohue's full speech, click here.

Highlights from 2017

Randy Gosda

AmCham Sweden enjoyed a historic year in 2017 as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. View highlights of some of the activities we held during the year.

AmCham Sweden enjoyed a historic year in 2017 as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. View highlights of some of the activities we held during the year.

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GRENADE CRIMES IN SWEDEN

Jacob Dornbos

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On the morning of January 7, one person was killed and another injured when a hand grenade exploded in a square outside of the Vårby Gård metro station, located in the Huddinge municipality of southwest Stockholm. The deceased victim reportedly picked up the abandoned device from the ground, causing it to detonate. The detonation appears to have been accidental, and according to authorities, there is no indication that the victims were specifically targeted. Authorities are investigating the blast as a criminal incident; it does not appear to be linked to terrorist activity. While the use of hand grenades in criminal activity has increased in Sweden in recent years, incidents are usually non-fatal, and civilians are not typically targeted. While no OSAC constituents with operations in Sweden have reported being caught up in criminal incidents involving a grenade or an explosive device, OSAC constituents should be aware that the risk of such crimes occurring exists, especially in crime-prone areas of major cities. more...

The Future World of Work

Jacob Dornbos

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Have you got your eye on the future world of work?
 
Join us and gain knowledge from our Faculty team and other industry leaders from across the global business community as we discuss and share thoughts on topical matters. Q&A session will follow each topic. Connect for the whole session or the segments that appeal most.
 
This is for you:
 
If you have an appetite to learn about the future world of work, your management board colleagues need to be updated on latest thinking orif you are concerned with HR, Learning or Tech Strategy.

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This webinar will be held on February 6, 2018 at 4pm UK Time

Tel: +41 22 715 4860 e-mail info@thunderbird.edu
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Looking Forward to 2018

Randy Gosda

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2017 has been a remarkable year of connecting people and businesses. From connecting small businesses to key contacts to help them expand; to connecting members with policymakers to facilitate dialogue on policy issues that are vital to driving digital economy; to connecting two member companies - whether they are small or large - to promote and create business between them.

As our 25th anniversary year comes to a close — a year highlighted by America Day at Almedalen; the power and empowerment of mentoring through our Mentoring Program; the successful pilot of int’Link, our supplier diversity program, which ends this month leading to a full-scale launch in 2018; the 1st annual ThanksGrilling; and the 25th Anniversary Gala.

We also celebrate the first full year in our co-working office at United Spaces in central Stockholm where numerous members took advantage of the opportunity to book conference rooms, sponsor programs, and to attend AmCham programs and meetings.

Next year, we have a full slate of programs in the works, including a partnership with Harvard Business Review with the first two events scheduled for February 21st and June 8th (visit here and here to register your interest); a series of programs on doing business in the U.S.; the continuation of our popular Energy Lab series; and America Day in Almedalen on July 4th.

What is more, we are launching a digital platform which, among other things, will allow members to connect directly with each other and help us more deeply engage with members and to continue to expand our network — which welcomed 30 new members this year. If you would like to participate in the beta, please click here.

Openness to business is paying dividends with transatlantic trade trending up once more.  The digital economy presents new opportunity for businesses large and small. Swedish exports are on the rise. And both U.S. CEOs and Swedish CFOs are feeling increasingly optimistic about the future.

The transatlantic relationship is stronger and more important than ever. Heading into AmCham’s next quarter century of promoting trade and investment between Sweden and the United States, we look forward to bolstering these ties, fostering openness to business, and co-creating the future with you.

Happy Holidays!

 

Peter R. Dahlen Joins AmChams In Europe Executive Committee

Randy Gosda

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AmChams in Europe is the umbrella organization of 44 American Chambers of Commerce in Europe and Eurasia. The organization’s work is directed and implemented by the 7-member Executive Committee and the secretariat located now in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Peter R. Dahlen, Managing Director for AmCham Sweden, has been elected by his peers to join the organization’s Executive Committee to help develop and support the network of AmChams across Europe and ensure the exchange of best practices among member organizations. Peter’s two-year term will commence on January 1, 2018.

Established in 1963, AmChams in Europe serves as the umbrella organization for 44 American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams) from 42 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. In Europe ACE represents the interests of more than 17,000 American and European companies employing 20 million workers – accounting for more than $1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a bilateral voice of American and European companies, AmChams in Europe works to communicate the importance of the transatlantic economy in both Europe and the United States. In Sweden, with more than 220 members, AmCham Sweden is one of the most active business organizations in the country.

“As the voice of American business in Sweden, we work on behalf of our members to promote U.S.-Swedish business and U.S. commercial interests in Sweden,” says Peter. “AmCham’s success is contingent on the success of our member companies. So we focus our efforts on helping foster a climate conducive to business, competition and innovation.”

AmChams are independent, non-governmental business associations – all accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as representatives of U.S business in their respective country.

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Human Science Meets Data Science For AmCham Sweden Member IQVIA

Randy Gosda

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IQVIA is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. IQVIA enables companies to rethink approaches to clinical development and commercialization, innovate with confidence as well as accelerate meaningful healthcare outcomes. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality. IQVIA’s approach to human data science is powered by the IQVIA CORE™, driving unique actionable insights at the intersection of big data, advanced technology and analytics with extensive industry knowledge.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing the information that helps their customers drive human health outcomes forward. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. Click here to learn more or visit www.IQVIA.com.

SKETCH DESIGN COMPETITION

Jacob Dornbos

SKETCH DESIGN COMPETITION
“THE VISUAL IMAGE OF THE FUTURE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER FOR RIGA AIRPORT”
ID No LGS 2017/54


THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION - to obtain a high-quality architectural solution and a functionally well-developed sketch design which would meet the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower.

THE COMPETITION SITE AND OBJECT - the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and the adjoining territory located in the territory of Riga International Airport, in Mārupe Municipality.

THE SUBJECT OF THE COMPETITION - the construction idea proposing a complex future vision for the Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and integrated development of the territory. The construction idea/sketch design should include the architectural solutions for the object “The Riga Airport Air Traffic Control Tower” and the master plan concept for the overall development of the territory respecting the urban situation, hereinafter – the Competition Object. The construction idea/sketch design shall be further used as a basis for elaboration of the respective construction design.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS: 12 MARCH 2018

THE COMMISSIONER OF THE COMPETITION - State JSC Latvijas gaisa satiksme (LGS)

The total amount of prize money of the Competition: EUR 80 000
•  First prize winner – EUR 40 000
•  Second prize winner – EUR 20 000
•  Third prize winner – EUR 10 000
•  Two consolation prizes in the amount of 5 000 each.

To receive a full set of the Competition documents (including the Designing Programme and its appendices), the Participants of the Competition shall register. A link to the full set of the Competition documents where they can be downloaded will be sent to the Participants of the Competition within 3 (three) business days after the registration.

The time of the site visit: 9 January 2018, at 12 a.m.

THE JURY OF THE COMPETITION will include internationally recognized leading specialists from Great Britain, Norway and Latvia in the relevant area - architects, urban planners, civil engineers, Representatives from the Latvian Architects' Association, Construction Board of Mārupe Municipality, SJSC RIGA International Airport and the Organizer of the Competition SJSC LGS.

Interested?

Contact U.S. Commercial Service in the Nordic region at Office.Stockholm@trade.gov

 

A 25th Anniversary to Remember

Randy Gosda

On November 13, in the Spegelsalen at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, AmCham Sweden celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a Gala for the ages. More than 130 people in our network, including founders of the Chamber, current and past members, government representatives and distinguished guests joined in. From the AmCham Sweden team, we would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who helped us make this a night to cherish.

Remiss EU-kommissionens förslag om upprättande av ram för granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar

Jacob Dornbos

 
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Utrikesdepartementet (Enheten för internationell handelspolitik och EU:s inre marknad) översänder härmed Europeiska kommissionens förslag till Förordning om inrättande av en ram för granskning av utländska direktinvesteringar i Europeiska Union. Översänder även meddelandet Ett EU som välkomnar utländska direktinvesteringar och som samtidigt skyddar grundläggande intressen, som redogör för det strategiska behovet av förordningen. Förslaget översänds i den engelska originalversionen och i svensk översättning. 

Förslaget presenterades den 13 september 2017 av kommissionen som en del ett åtgärdspaket i syfte att stärka genomförandet av EU:s gemensamma handelspolitik på ett antal områden.

Mer information om förslaget finns på följande länk: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1711

I remissen ligger att regeringen vill ha synpunkter på förslaget. Myndigheter under regeringen är skyldiga att svara på remissen. En myndighet avgör dock på eget ansvar om den har några synpunkter att redovisa i ett svar. Om myndigheten inte har några synpunkter, räcker det att svaret ger besked om detta. För andra remissinstanser innebär remissen en inbjudan att lämna synpunkter. 

Remissvaren ska ha inkommit till Utrikesdepartementet senast den 27 november  2017. Remissinstanserna ombeds inkomma med svaren per e-post till: ud.hiremiss@gov.se med kopia till ud.registrator@regeringskansliet.se. Ange diarienummer UD2017/17122/HI.

Frågor under remisstiden besvaras av Anders Wallberg, se kontaktuppgifter nedan.


Med vänlig hälsning
Anders Wallberg
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Anders Wallberg
Kansliråd
Policygruppen
Enheten för internationell handelspolitik och EU:s inre marknad (HI)
Utrikesdepartementet
Regeringskansliet
103 39 Stockholm
08 405 92 17
070 206 4290
anders.wallberg@gov.se
www.regeringen.se

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U.S. Sweden Youth Debates

Randy Gosda

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USA-SWEDEN YOUTH DEBATES

"Sweden has been selected as the host country for this year's USA Youth Debate. USA Youth Debate Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. students serve as ambassadors overseas through participation in multi-cultural debate programs. By organizing debate programs, the organization encourages cultural exchange, language learning, and critical thinking.

This year's program will bring U.S. and Swedish students in the ages of 18-25 to a competitive debate tournament in Uppsala and Stockholm on December 4-6. The tournament will include teams from several U.S. universities, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Stockholm School of Economics, and The Stockholm Debate Society. The event will have five preliminary debates followed by Semifinals and Finals.

SACC-USA and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington D.C. are glad to support the USA Youth Debate Inc. in their search for private sponsors that could assist the U.S. students' participation in this year's program. If your organization or company would be interested in financially assisting a student, please contact the Director of the USA Youth Debate, John S. Tredway at tredway@comcast.net. "

Celebrating 25 Years of Prosperity

Jacob Dornbos

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For the past quarter century, AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, has been the platform for American business in Sweden. Every day, we focus on promoting trade and investment between Sweden and the United States.

In short, AmCham connects people and businesses to help foster innovation and, ultimately, the creation of shared value. The work we do facilitates and fortifies a relationship that has thrived between the U.S. and Sweden for more than two centuries.

It’s important to reflect on our history together.

On April 3, 1783, Ambassador Extraordinary Gustav Philip Creutz, representing the Kingdom of Sweden, and Benjamin Franklin, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce.

Today, according to the Transatlantic Economy Report 2017, U.S. companies invest $25 billion in Sweden, and employ more than 74,000 Swedes. Conversely, Swedish companies invest $47 billion in the U.S. and employ more than more than 210,000 Americans.

The leadership, stewardship and good corporate citizenship of our members has been critical in driving growth in trade and investment between the U.S. and Sweden over the past quarter century that would have left Ambassadors Franklin and Creutz thunderstruck.

The transatlantic relationship is stronger and more important than ever. We hope you will join us to celebrate 25 years of prosperity in American-Swedish trade, investment, and innovation, as well as more than two hundred years of friendship and commerce between Sweden and the U.S. at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm on November 13th.

Privacy Shield: What Successful Transatlantic Cooperation Looks Like

Jacob Dornbos

 
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As data becomes an integral part of our growing global economies, so too does protection of data take priority.

U.S. and EU government officials are convening today in Washington, D.C. to begin the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  The Privacy Shield is an important viable legal tool that enables the transfer of data cross-border between the United States and the European Union alongside commitments to strong protections for consumers. 

In its first year, the Privacy Shield has significantly contributed to increasing American and European consumer confidence, while allowing businesses large and small alike to provide products and services across the Atlantic.  The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is successful on many levels:

  • It facilitates the movement of data cross-border for American and European businesses, while meeting the rigorous privacy expectations of American and European consumers.
  • It triggers a thorough review of company’s privacy practices, resulting in demonstrable changes to how they do business and protect consumer privacy, in order to certify.
  • It enhances accountability by establishing a meaningful U.S. government and EU Commission process for addressing any consumer concerns that arise.
  • It ensures timely and swift action in response to consumer privacy concerns, though relatively few companies have received complaints.
  • It is accessible as more than 2,400 American and European companies have been certified, half of which are small and medium sized businesses.
  • It serves more broadly as a model for regulatory cooperation demonstrating that it is possible to find solutions that bridge different regulatory frameworks.

Digital connectivity and corresponding data flows are the lifeblood to the billions of dollars in trade and trillions of dollars in investment that underpin the U.S.-EU economic relationship.  Data flows between the United States and European Union are currently the highest in the world, approximately 50 percent greater than those between the United States and Asia.  And, hundreds of thousands of jobs on both sides of the Atlantic and across all sectors depend on the ability to move cross-border data. 

The Privacy Shield is vitally important for American and European companies to continue to transfer data across the Atlantic and do business and sets a high standard for the protection of consumer data.  It has filled the void of uncertainty following the European Court of Justice’s invalidation of its predecessor, the Safe Harbor Framework.

Over the past year, Privacy Shield-certified companies have shown a commitment to the new obligations in the agreement by enacting necessary changes to ensure strong protections for citizens.  Meanwhile, the U.S. government and European Commission have worked together to implement a lasting agreement with important accountability mechanisms.

Principles for IoT Security

Jacob Dornbos

 
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Future growth predictions for the IoT are staggering. At this inflection point, regulatory philosophy will impact the pace and path of innovation. With a truly global market for the IoT, national boundaries and policy differences threaten to create barriers and walled gardens and distort markets. Governments should support international standards work that harmonizes varied approaches to regulating technology.

Governments are in a difficult position given the complexity and fast changing cyber threat landscape and traditional regulatory responses are inadequate to keep pace with the evolution and economic growth potential of the IoT.

Consumers may not be prepared for their roles in our digital future, in which individual actions can affect communities and enterprises around the world. Basic cyber hygiene education should be prioritized by governments, businesses, and consumers.

Similarly, increased attention is being paid to hardening endpoint security. Here, manufacturers and vendors are leveraging existing industry-developed best practices. They should be encouraged and incentivized to pursue security by design.

Recent cyberattacks like WannaCry, Petya, and Mirai illustrate why a combination of end user education and endpoint security is important. WannaCry and Petya victims used unsupported and unpatched versions of legacy operating systems, which is a lesson in the importance of upgrading and patching devices. Likewise, the Mirai botnet depended on wide-spread use of a common set of credentials, which speaks to use of hardcoded passwords. Governments should proactively collaborate with industry to identify and facilitate voluntary use of best practices.

Given how diffuse and ubiquitous the IoT is, the global effort to enhance security, privacy, and trust requires input from public and private stakeholders. Governments should establish international multi-stakeholder forums for discussion and education about security and privacy regulations, and trust enhancing certification and labeling frameworks.

The IoT is incredibly complex and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to cybersecurity. But the business community looks forward to working with governments to collaboratively create policies that enhance privacy, security, and trust in the IoT based on global, voluntary, consensus, and industry-driven standards.

Ten Key Principles for IoT Security

When it comes to security, attempts to regulate today will become outdated tomorrow. Flexible approaches to collaboration and cooperation to combat shared threats have significant advantages over national regulation which serves to fragment the global economy and lags behind technological innovation.

  1. Any approach to IoT security should be data-driven, based on empirical evidence of a specific harm, and be adaptable both overtime and cross-border.
  2. Security demands should never be used as industrial policy to advance protectionism or favor national economic interests.
  3. National boundaries need not become arbitrary obstacles to the movement of devices or data, or to the offering of IoT-related services.
  4. Global standards work is the best way to promote common approaches and technology solutions. Such standards should be open, transparent, and technology-neutral. 
  5. Any government IoT strategy should promote technical compatibility and interoperability to the maximum extent possible.
  6. Everybody is vulnerable, cyber threats must be met with global informationsharing and collaboration to improve and safeguard the IoT ecosystem.
  7. End users need to be educated about their roles and responsibilities in this digital age.
  8. Manufacturers and vendors should be encouraged to routinely evaluate and improve endpoint security.
  9. The international community must collectively condemn criminal activities that infect and exploit the openness and connectivity of the internet and our digital future.
  10. Governments must work together to shut down illegal activities and bring bad actors to justice.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SWEDISH STUDENTS AT THE U.S. FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SERVICE

Randy Gosda

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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.

About Us

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

  1. Promote the export of U.S. goods and services to Sweden/assists Swedish businesses to import goods from the U.S.

  2. Promote Swedish investment in the U.S.

  3. 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:

  •   Market analysis

  •   Partner searches and matchmaking

  •   Event coordination

  •   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.

About You

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.

Practical Details

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: office.stockholm@trade.gov.

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

Basic Information

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:

College:

Major:

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:

Commitment

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 office.stockholm@trade.gov, incl the following documents:

  1. A cover letter in English that includes an explanation of why you desire an internship and why you are qualified

  2. CV in English

  3. Grade transcripts (English or Swedish)

  4. Letters of Recommendation, if available (English or Swedish)

  5. This form filled out in English 

Shorten the path to employment

Jacob Dornbos

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"Korta vägen" (Swedish for short cut) at Stockholm University is a labor market training program for university-educated people who are newly arrived in Sweden. One important and very popular part of the program is the internship portion. Korta vägen estimates that a majority of the internship candidates this fall will be ready to present themselves to employers around mid-October. If you and your company are interested in being an important facilitator in a newly arrived individual's career, you can offer a position for an intern. Korta vägen will match your prerequisites and present one or more candidates to you.
 
Reed more here
Contact Korta vägen at kortavagen@su.se.

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