About us

Jobbsprånget is run by The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). IVA was founded in 1919 and was the first engineering science academy in the world. The Academy comprises 1300 Swedish and foreign elected fellows and is enriched by the knowledge and experience of more than 250 members in the IVA Business Executives Council. IVA’s unique network includes decision-makers and experts from business, industry, academia, research institutes, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

IVA has proven experience in running successful internship programmes. Since 2012 IVA has been leading the internship programme, Tekniksprånget, with an aim to increase the interest for an engineering profession amongs young adults. During the past years Tekniksprånget has offered internship to more than 4400 young adults.

Jobbsprånget is a four month internship program that provides employers with an easy way to make use of the skills and experience of newcomer and foreign academics. Based on our solid experience of building relationships between talent and employers, we offer a way to match employers talent needs with relevant candidates who are currently outside the job market.

The purpose of the programme is to speed up the introduction to the Swedish labour market and to give newcomer academics a chance to show their potential. Jobbsprånget is intended for engineers, architects, scientists and economists. However, we also offer internships in the field of HR, Marketing & Communications, IT and many more. 150 employers participate in 50 different locations all over Sweden. Since 2017 the programme has expanded heavily, with an ambition to become the leading internship programme for newcomer and foreign academics.

The programme is financed by the Wallenberg Foundations and the Swedish government, administered by Tillväxtverket.

Carl-Henric Svanberg, Ibrahim Baylan & Alexandra Ridderstad

Jobbsprånget’s Steering Committee