About House of Sweden

Published August 30th 2023, Text by Edith Malmberg, SIREUS

A Window to Sweden in the Capital City of America

The House of Sweden is located on the Potomac riverbank in the picturesque neighboorhood of Georgetown. It stands as a unique meeting point in the United States for promoting Swedish and American interests. The beautiful building hosts the Swedish and Icelandic Embassies as well as a plethora of companies and exhibitions. A hotspot for interesting people and events, this house truly is the perfect workplace for a project like SIREUS that aims to connect Swedish and American academia, researchers and entrepreneurs. 

Did you know...

That the House of Sweden was designed by famous Swedish architects Gert Wingårdh and Thomas Hansen? The building stands as a representation for Swedish values, its open nature reflects the openness and transparency of Swedish diplomacy and politics. 

House of Sweden stands as a stunning tribute to the beautiful Swedish nature; exemplified by its blonde wood, stone and glass structure that exudes light. The light and airy feel of the building is meant to represent the luminous Swedish summers. 

In 2007, the House of Sweden also won the prestigious Kasper Salin Prize for best building.
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Christer Bergman speaks at Chancellors ForumChrister Bergman speaks at Chancellors Forum

The perfect backdrop for events

Several SIREUS events have taken place in the House of Sweden. With its open nature and expansive premises, the location is perfect for hosting conferences and forums. During the Spring of 2023, SIREUS hosted two succesful events; the SIREUS Chancellors Forum and SIREUS Members Forum, where leaders within academia from both Sweden and the United States get the chance to connect with each other. 

Your workplace

As a SIREUS Intern, the House of Sweden provides you with amazing opportunities to partake in exciting events and network with other young professionals. Take the chance to explore all that this amazing building has to offer! Its location on the Potomac riverside in Georgetown gives you the chance to enjoy a wide range of restaurants, cafés and shops. 

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More about the SIREUS Project

​​​​​​​SIREUS, a collaboration between The Swedish American Chambers of Commerce (SACC-USA) and 13 Swedish universities, focuses on knowledge exchange in innovation, science, and entrepreneurship, as well as talent mobility for students and researchers between Sweden and the U.S. The Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C., and the Swedish Institute support the project through advice and contacts.   
Interns Louise and HannaInterns Louise and Hanna

Do you want to intern in Washington D.C?

Each semester, SIREUS offers internships within project management, events and marketing. Click the link below to view our current internship listings and take the chance to discover the capital city of America!