internships

INTERNSHIPS

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 or a 18-month Visa for a Swedish employee in a rotation program. 

 

five types of trainees

  • Trainees who have found a host online essay writer that offers completely original writing 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 thesis in collaboration with 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.

TRAINEE REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Swedish citizen/permanent resident with the intention of returning to Sweden.
  • Be at least 25 years old.
  • Have a degree or professional certificate from a post-secondary (eftergymnasial) academic institution outside the U.S.
  • Have at least one year work experience in his or her field.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Obtain health and accident insurance for the duration of the training period.
  • Follow the training plan developed by the host company.
  • A traineeship may last up to 18 months.

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Swedish citizen/permanent resident with the intention of returning to Sweden.
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a degree- or certificate-granting post-secondary (eftergymnasial) academic institution outside the U.S. or have graduated from such an institution within the past 12 months.
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Obtain health and accident insurance for the duration of the training period.
  • Follow the training plan developed by the host company.
  • An internship may last up to 12 months.

FOR HOST COMPANIES

As a member of SACC Chicago, your company has the opportunity to host a well-educated Swedish trainee on a J-1 Visa. SACC Chicago can help you post your training position in Sweden, review applications, and put together a list of suitable candidates for your evaluation and final selection. Once the perfect match has been made SACC will guide you and your trainee candidate through the Visa application and issue the necessary documents.

Let SACC Chicago help you host a trainee!

INTERNSHIP AT SACC CHICAGO

SACC Chicago is seeking highly motivated Interns for our Fall  and Spring Internship positions. An internship at SACC Chicago is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge about international business while expanding your personal network. Application period for the Fall Internship begins in March and in September for our Spring Internship.

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COMPENSATION, FEES & COSTS

Most positions in the SACC Trainee Program pay a stipend to cover living expenses. Some pay more. Others such as summer internships may be unpaid. Positions with SACC Regional Chambers are usually unpaid. Unpaid positions may be best suitable for students who are required to do an international internship as part of their course work and thus can get a student loan.

Interns/trainees pay federal, state and local tax on the stipend. There is no Social Security or Medicare tax (unless the trainee has lived in the U.S. previously, see the Tax Manual for details).

  • The trainee is required to pay a fee to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm before the interview. The fee is around SEK 1,000:- but changes frequently so make sure to check the Embassy’s webpage for current fee.
  • The trainee is required to pay the so called SEVIS fee of $180.
  • The required health and accident insurance is normally paid by the trainee (but can be paid by the host company).
  • Airfare, housing and living expenses are normally paid by the trainee.
  • Should the trainee fail to submit a Check-in Form to SACC USA in a timely manner upon arrival in the U.S., a $198 Reinstatement Fee will be payable to the U.S. Department of State.

The trainee candidate is required to have health and accident insurance that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Medical and Accident: $50,000 per illness/accident.
  • Medical Evacuation: $10,000 per illness/accident.
  • Repatriation: $7,500 per illness/accident.

SACC Chicago


121 West Wacker Drive, Suite 618
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: (312) 257-3002
Email: sacc@sacc-chicago.org