The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm offers an excellent opportunity for student interns 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.
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.
We are seeking an intern who ideally has an interest in international business. 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. Additionally, he or she must speak Swedish fluently as well as have strong skills in English. 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 students at a time. The spring internship takes place January –June, the summer internship June – August, and the fall internship August – December/January. Deadline for applications: November for the spring, March for the summer and June 1 for the fall internship.
We look forward to hearing from you, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you our application form. Your application must also include a one page letter in English outlining your interest and qualifications including CV, grade transcripts, and letters of recommendation. The Embassy has strict security regulations and you will have to pass a criminal background check to be cleared for an internship. A medical clearance is also necessary.
For more information about us, please visit our website www.export.gov/sweden/ and the embassy’s website www.se.usembassy.gov.