TAM Experience and AmCham Sweden Internship
My name is Philip Lind, and I am a TAM student in the Class of 2022. The program has been an excellent academic experience with great professors, nice classmates, and outstanding networking opportunities (despite the challenges of Covid). The pandemic has affected all of us in different ways, but this has not stopped the program leadership from providing us, as current students, with opportunities to further our careers.
Through academic and professional guidance and the TAM network, I was able to meet virtually with TAM graduate Garrett Workman who is the Director of European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The meeting with Mr. Workman was highly informative, and it was interesting to listen to his expertise on European affairs and the state of U.S. businesses in Europe. After this engaging meeting, I now have the great honor of participating in the process of furthering the transatlantic relationship through my position as a policy intern at the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.
During my internship so far, I have been drafting a report for the Chamber that focuses on the economic situation of Sweden pre-Covid and during the pandemic, along with the relationship between Sweden and the United States which dates back to 1783. In addition to drafting the report, I have sought to gain further knowledge and understanding about policy issues that impact U.S. businesses in Sweden and the EU in order to assist the Chamber leadership. What motivates me in my studies and my internship is that I believe that the transatlantic relationship can lead to innovation, continued respect for human rights, and security. I am now looking forward to continuing my internship at the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden while at the same time starting my second semester of TAM.