SACC-SFL Career & Resources

As a regional Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, we are able to offer our members programs facilitated by SACC-USA. Some of the most popular programs are SACC-USA’s Trade Mission/Visitations Programs and the Trainee Program/J-1 Visa Service. Both which aim to facilitate and connect knowledge and information between the U.S. and Sweden.

The Trade Mission program was established to help Swedish companies and business regions to explore the U.S. market and gather information about certain fields of interest.

The Trainee program was developed to assist Swedish students and U.S. businesses to tap into each other’s knowledge and expertise and to promote diversity by introducing U.S. companies to the Swedish business culture and vice versa.


SACC-USA J-1 Trainee Program

The SACC-USA Trainee Program provides U.S. companies with highly qualified trainees from Sweden. Consider this a cost-efficient way of accessing Swedish talent and technology while adding some cultural diversity to your office. For the trainees, a training program in the U.S. is the opportunity of a life time. Talk about win-win!

SACC-USA is a J-1 visa sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State. This means that SACC-USA is authorized to issue the document DS-2019 which a Swedish trainee needs to take to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm to receive a J-1 trainee visa.

The SACC-USA Trainee Program and J-1 visa service can be used for everything from summer internship for a student from Sweden to a longer training program for someone who has just graduated to an 18-month visa for a Swedish employee in a rotation program. Use of the Exchange Visitor Program for regular employment or other work purposes is strictly prohibited.

There are five broad types of trainees in our program:

  • Trainees who have found a host organization with SACC-USA’s help
  • Trainees at SACC Regional Chambers
  • Trainees who have found a host organization on their own
  • Swedish students writing their Bachelor or Master´s theses for a U.S. company
  • Employees of Swedish companies who need to go to the U.S. for training with a mother company, subsidiary or business/joint venture partner

For more information, please visit SACC-USA’s website: or email

Internship at our Chamber

Internship at SACC-SFL

SACC-SFL hosts two full-time interns each semester As an intern at SACC-SFL, you get the unique opportunity to be part of the cutting-edge setting that is South Florida today. You will be able to expand your professional network, gain new experience and advance your skills by training in a highly inspirational atmosphere and by meeting and collaborating with industry leaders and professionals in a variety of business sectors. This is a once in a lifetime chance to gain a competitive edge — in Sweden and internationally — and to experience a part of the world that is changing history.

For questions regarding internship at SACC-SFL please contact the Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce – Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach on +1 (305) 497 7754 or at

The recruitment for internships starting August 2020 is now opened. 

For more information and to apply for the internship, visit: Application deadline is Friday, April 17. 

For open positions in the SACC network, visit SACC-USA –

Useful Links

Information about Sweden
Invest Sweden
Swedish Minitstry of Foreign Affairs
Visit Sweden
Swedish Council of America
Swedish Trade Council
Swedish News
Dagens Nyheter
Svenska Dagbladet
Dagens Industri
Veckans Affärer
Jobs, Business, and Education
Swedish Trade and Invest Council
Swedish Public Employment (Arbetsförmedlingen)
National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)
Swedish Business Link to Government
Study in Sweden
Sweden in Touch: Online Community for International Students
Swedish Institute
Svenskar I Världen
CBI – Center for Business Innovation
Schengen Visa Information

“Before we joined the J-1 Visa Program, we were unable to find a suitable candidate that could provide the knowledge and ambition that was needed. Therefore, we started to look at what SACC and the Swedish universities could offer. We found that the J-1 Visa Program was a great opportunity to hire motivated, ambitious, and highly qualified individuals that want to work in South Florida. The Swedish intern that we hired, was of a very high caliber and a great help as we started our transformation of the company.”

– Kristoffer Nino, CEO at JL Closets

“We have found the J-1 Visa program to be highly effective and it has meet many of our marketing and operational business needs.  Our trainee is a talented, resourceful and always willing to roll-up her sleeves and help out.  In her short time with us she has developed several creative marketing programs and has been invaluable rolling out our CRM and revising our SharePoint platform.”

– Len Quist, VP Marketing & Sales at Vikand Solutions