Internships at SACC-LA, Spring 2014

For more information about the application process and requirements please visit SACC-USA’s webpage: www.sacc-usa.org/trainee/for-trainees/ Application Deadline: October 20th, 2013 For questions please contact: Paula Thelin Tel. +1 323-309-5037 Email info@sacc-la.org

Event Intern, Spring 2014

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (SACC-LA) islooking for a self-motivated and driven intern focused on Event planning.  This is a 6-12 month internship beginning in January 2014. SACC-LA is the #1 preferred network in Los Angeles, “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” for people seeking Swedish-American co-operation within creative and innovative industries.  For us it is equally important to build strong relations with our members as it is to actively search for new members that can expand and add value to our network.  There will be plenty of events, both our own and external, that you will visit to connect with people of your and the Chamber’s interest. As an Event Intern at SACC-LA you will collaborate closely with the Board of Directors, who all are well-established within creative and innovative industries and know how to navigate in LA.  This internship gives a unique opportunity tobuild a strong network at a high level, while learning how to step into a role with responsibilities combined with effective teamwork. As an Event Intern at SACC-LA your tasks include:
  • Events:  Plan and discuss event strategies with the board and team, write project descriptions, briefing of team and other involved partners, budget responsibility, time-planning, booking of location and catering, create briefs and take part in marketing.
  • Sponsorship efforts:  Take part in handling and maintaining membership services and strategic partnerships. You will also be active in negotiating and securing sponsorship deals for the chamber’s events. The intern will take part in the entire process, monitoring and following the deal through from beginning to end.
  • Handle general marketing:  Together with your team, handling the general marketing of the Chamber during events, through different marketing channels, etc.
We are looking for a person who has excellent social skills, strong strategic thinking, is self-motivated, as well as has the ability to prioritize and take responsibility.  We want you to be innovative and creative, yet structured and accurate.  You need problem solving skills. Work experience is preferred but not required. Requirements for this internship position
  • Higher education within Business, Marketing or Project management
  • Project management experience
  • Software skills, e.g. MS Office
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English
  • Leadership and team-working skills
•   You must be a Swedish citizen or permanent resident. SACC?USA will help out with the visa application. SACC-USA will help out with the visa application. This internship is unpaid.

Follow the application instructions and submit your application at SACC-USA’s webpage: www.sacc-usa.org/trainee/trainee-positions/event-sacc-la-spring-2014/

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Communication, PR & Social Media Intern, Spring 2014

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (SACC-LA) is looking for a self-motivated and creative intern focused on Communication, PR & Social Media.  This is a 6-12 month internship beginning in January 2014. SACC-LA is the #1 preferred network in Los Angeles, “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” for people seeking Swedish-American co-operation within creative and innovative industries.  For us it is equally important to build strong relations with our members as it is to actively search for new members that can expand and add value to our network.  There will be plenty of events, both our own and external, that you will visit to connect with people of your and the Chamber’s interest. As a Communication, PR & Social Media Intern at SACC-LA you will collaborate closely with the Board of Directors, who all are well-established within creative and innovative industries and know how to navigate in LA.  This internship gives a unique opportunity to build a strong network at a high level, while learning how to step into a role with responsibilities combined with effective teamwork. Tasks for the Communication, PR & Social Media Intern at SACC-LA are:
  • Website: Web editor responsible for updating and managing the SACC-LA website.
  • Newsletter: Editor for our weekly newsletter Finally Friday with around 2,000 subscribers.
  • Social Media:  Create a social media strategy and content for SACC-LA’s current social media channels.  Today we have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a Vimeo account and LinkedIn account.
  • Event:  Together with your team, conduct the general marketing of the Chamber during events, through different marketing channels, etc.  Develop briefing material for external partners.
  • Overall Communication:  Making sure that all external communication follows our communication strategy and graphical guidelines.
We are looking for a person who is creative, strategic, independent, has a holistic perspective and the ability to multitask.  You will also need good writing, editing and proof-reading skills.  If you have graphic design skills it is a huge plus.  Work experience as well as knowledge in InDesign and Illustrator is preferred but not required. Requirements for this internship position:
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English
  • Project management experience
  • Software skills, e.g. MS Office, Photoshop
  • Good social media experience
  • Higher education within Communication, Marketing and/or PR
  • You must be a Swedish citizen or permanent resident. SACC?USA will help out with the visa application.
SACC-USA will help out with the visa application.  This internship is unpaid. Follow the application instructions and submit your application at SACC-USA’s webpage: www.sacc-usa.org/trainee/trainee-positions/communication-sacc-la-spring-2014/

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Finance & Accounting Intern, Spring 2014

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles (SACC-LA) is looking for a self-motivated and driven intern focused on Accounting, Finance and Membership Management.  This is a 6-12 month internship beginning in January 2014. SACC-LA is the #1 preferred network in Los Angeles, “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” for people seeking Swedish-American co-operation within creative and innovative industries.  For us it is equally important to build strong relations with our members as it is to actively search for new members that can expand and add value to our network.  There will be plenty of events, both our own and external, that you will visit to connect with people of your and the Chamber’s interest. As a Finance & Accounting Intern at SACC-LA you will collaborate closely with the Board of Directors, who all are well-established within creative and innovative industries and know how to navigate in LA. This internship gives a unique opportunity to build a strong network at a high level, while learning how to step into a role with responsibilities combined with effective teamwork. As an Finance & Accounting Intern your tasks include:
  • Accounting and Treasury:  Handle the accounting (using Quickbooks) for the Chamber including events, membership dues, etc.  Please observe, this will all be done in English, following the US-based accounting system.
  • Invoicing:  Invoicing membership dues and following up on late payments.
  • Report:  Collaborate closely with the CFO to ensure a long-term financial strategy for the Chamber.  Deliver reports of current balance and other finance related information to the CFO and to the board meetings.
  • Membership/ CRM:  Keep membership database constantly updated and manage CRM system.  Membership recruitment and build membership relations.
  • Budget for events:  Create, together with event co-coordinator, budgets for events to ensure a good strategy for profitability.
  • Sponsorship:  Handle and build long-term sponsorship efforts with potential sponsors and negotiate sponsorship deals.  Be responsible for monitoring and making sure sponsorship deals are followed through.
We are looking for a person who has excellent analytical skills, strong strategic thinking, is self-motivated and excellent at handling customer relations.  You must be goal-oriented, independent, have the ability to take initiative and responsibility, and multitask different projects at once.  Work experience and knowledge of working in accounting software is preferred but not required. Requirements for this internship position:
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Swedish and English
  • Accounting and finance experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Accounting and statistical software skills, e.g. Excel
  • Leadership and team-working skills
  • Degree in Business, Economics or equivalent
You must be a Swedish citizen or permanent resident. SACC?USA will help out with the visa application. SACC-USA will help out with the visa application.  This internship is unpaid. Follow the application instructions and submit your application at SACC-USA’s webpage: www.sacc-usa.org/trainee/trainee-positions/finance-accounting-sacc-la-spring-2014/

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