MINE – Mentorship, Inspiration, Networking & Education

Presented by MINE

MINE is a non-profit member organisation, based in Malmö, striving to increase and embrace diversity on the Swedish job market, reduce inequalities and enforce sustainable development and economic growth. They currently have two programs aimed towards foreign-born talent – the “Be a friend of MINE”- Mentoring Program and the internship program called Samspelet. 

Both programs have been very effective in expanding their participant’s networks and making it easier for them to enter the Swedish job market.

The “Be a friend of MINE” – Mentoring Program

MINE has successfully matched mentors with mentees for over thirteen years. As a mentee, you get valuable insight into the Swedish work life and the opportunity to build a professional network.

The matching between mentors and mentees is based on common interests, competence and personality. After an initial kickoff, you will meet once or twice a month with your mentor. The program lasts 10 months and it is possible to combine it with other activities, such as SFI, studies or work. MINE also organises meetings and workshops to complement the mentorship.

1. For whom?

For you (with or without academic education) who wish to expand your professional network. You need to be driven, motivated and determined to achieve change. You should be at least 18 years old and live in the southern region of Sweden.

2. Costs

It is free of charge for the mentee to participate in the program.

3. How to apply

You apply by sending in your CV to The program starts twice a year; once in spring and once in the fall.


Samspelet – an internship program for foreign-born talent and academics

Samspelet is an ESF-funded internship project run by MINE, which connects foreign-born academics and professionals with Swedish companies in need of skilled labour. The project is based on two parallel tracks;

  • to connect interns with partner companies,
  • and to work with diversity development within the participating companies.

The internship lasts 3-6 months and is intended to be full-time, yet it can be combined with SFI studies (but not SAS studies). During your internship, you will be called to regular workshops at MINE where you meet the other participants and get the opportunity to network with representatives from different companies.

 1. For whom?

Samspelet is aimed towards foreign-born academics and professionals. It is also open for returning Swedes who have studied and/or gathered professional experience abroad. You should be 18-35 years of age and live in the southern region of Sweden.

2. Requirements

You need to be registered at the Public Employment Service – Arbetsförmedlingen and be able to commit to and attend a 3-6 months internship. You are also required to monthly report your employment activity to Mine regularly through a pre-filled Excel document.

3. Costs

It is free of charge for the participant to take part in the internship program.

4. How to apply

You apply to Samspelet by sending your CV to There are no specific application times and the internship can start throughout the year.


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