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SAGA Sustainability Trainee Program in Sweden for Americans-Application Deadline July 14.

Submitted by Jessica M Larsen on June 26, 2013 - 2:34pm

The SAGA Trainee Program offers three traineeships in Sundsvall, Sweden to U.S. students and young professionals. The successful candidates get an opportunity to work on issues related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. The trainee positions are at host companies SCA, SSG and Åkroken Science Park in partnership with CleanTech Region. The traineeships will take place between early September and the end of December, 2013. Air fare and accommodation will be covered by the Swedish American Green Alliance. The traineeships are unpaid.

The SAGA Trainee Program is a collaboration between the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA), the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and launched under the auspices of the Swedish American Green Alliance (SAGA), a bilateral partnership between the United States and Sweden.

Eligibility and Application Process: Three three-month traineeships are available to U.S. citizens only. Applicants need to be at least 21 years of age and have a genuine interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental issues. Both young professionals and students are welcome to apply.

Submit an updated resume and a personal letter (not more than 500 words) where you state the company that you would like to work for (view options on SAGA website, link below) and the experiences you would bring. Do not forget to mention how the traineeship would benefit your future career. Please send your documents to Successful candidates will be announced on The last day to apply is Sunday, July 14, 2013.

Time: Three months between early September and late December. The exact time-frame is decided between the successful candidates and the companies but the stay in Sweden may not exceed three months due to immigration rules and regulations.


For more information, go to

Point of Contact: Cecilia Kullman, Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA, +1 202 536 1520

SAGA Flyer (PDF)

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