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Marketing & Events Intern

Internship atSACC TexasHouston, Texas,United States

Job Description

About the host company

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in Texas was founded in Houston in 1983, and it is a state-wide business network with local chapters in Austin, Dallas and Houston. SACC-Texas’ local chapters work both individually and jointly to promote trade and investment between Sweden and Texas. As the only SACC Chamber in the greater south-central region of the United States, SACC-Texas also provides an active forum for the promotion of trade and investment between Sweden and its neighboring states.

SACC-Texas is one of 19 active Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce in the USA. We work closely both with other SACC Chambers and with our umbrella organization SACC-USA, to promote business relationships between Sweden and America both on an individual and an organizational scale. The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Texas is a membership based, not for profit organization, with over 180 members in the Texas area.

WHAT DO WE DO

• Connect individuals and organizations through our professional network.

• Share information and knowledge through a number of high-profile networking events and seminars throughout the year.

• Drive business and building bridges between American and Swedish companies for mutually advantageous business opportunities.

Job Description

SACC Texas is looking for 2 proactive, ambitious and result-oriented interns/trainees to join our team, starting as soon as possible. Focus will be to find someone for Membership & Business Strategy as well as Marketing & Events.

MARKETING & EVENTS INTERN

The Marketing & Events intern’s role includes planning and implementing activities such as business seminars and networking events and securing speakers for events in our 3 chapters Austin, Dallas & Houston. The intern will have a specific focus on the SACC Summit co-organized with SACC-USA and to be hosted in Texas fall 2018.

The intern will plan, deliver and follow up the activities. This includes creating event and marketing proposals, budgeting, time and more. The intern has a mission to increase attendee to member conversion rate.

The Intern will work closely with the President and Board of Directors, in all 3 chapters, in the daily work as well as with specific bigger projects. The Intern will be involved in all daily activities, update the homepage, social media, co-edit newsletter, designing events and promoting and representing the chamber at board meetings, business and networking at events

Some of the benefits:

As an intern at SACC-Texas, you get the unique opportunity to expand your professional network, gain new experience and advance your skills by working 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.

- Put theory into practice. You get to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. You will learn American methodologies and practices and will be able to compare differences between the U.S. and Sweden.

- American business experience. You will learn first-hand how business is conducted in the U.S.

- English language skills. You will improve your English speaking and writing skills, both general business-English and specific to your field.

- Cross-cultural Skills. You will develop an understanding of U.S. customs and culture and become adept at cross-cultural communication – a skill that will be invaluable in your future career.

- Competitive advantage. With international experience on your resume, you will immediately gain an advantage over your peers in the Swedish job market.

- International Network. You will start building a personal international support network.

Required Skills

• Higher education within Business, Marketing Finance, Marketing, IT or equivalent

• Related work or extracurricular activities

• Structured, self-starter and an outgoing personality

• Business- & service minded

• Teamwork and leadership skills

• Stress resistant and able to keep a positive attitude in all situations

• Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English

• Experience of web technology and web design is a plus

• Knowledge within Graphic Design and/or web coding is a plus

About SACC Texas

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 designated J-1 visa sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program which promotes educational and cultural exchange in order to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Use of the Exchange Visitor Program for regular employment or other work purposes is strictly prohibited.

The SACC-USA Trainee Program and J-1 visa service can be used for everything from a 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.