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Forestry Interns

Forestry Interns
(for duration 6-12 months)

Forestry Interns
(for duration 6-12 months)

The forestry sector in Sweden has a growing need for skilled employees, due to a combination of factors such as increased demand for wood products, aging workforce, and advancements in technology.

Hiring international interns in the forestry sector in Sweden can offer a range of benefits to both employers and interns. By providing training and work experience, employers can help to develop the skills of the next generation of forestry professionals, while also benefiting from the fresh ideas, access to new talents, cost-effective workforce, increased productivity and perspectives that interns can bring to the workplace.

At Bixter.Work we value the satisfaction of our clients through providing the right matches between employers needs and intern’s profile, so both parties can have a maximum of benefits.


Bixter.work interns are coming from:

  • Asian countries (Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India,etc.)
  • African countries (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, etc.)
  • Latin American countries (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, etc.)
  • Others

Bixter operates on a legal basis by connecting host-employers in need of well-educated, motivated, affordable, and stable employees with young professionals who have completed or are currently pursuing relevant Bachelor’s degrees and are eager to gain on-the-job training in Sweden.


  • Candidates who are currently enrolled into or have recently completed education, with a Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management, Forest Engineering, Wood Science and Technology, etc in their home countries
  • Young and motivated candidates. Interns invest into their visa and travel tickets in order to gain on-job training in Sweden. They value the opportunity to get this experience for further career development in home country or abroad
  • Candidates with a solid knowledge of forestry practices, including tree identification, forest inventory, and silviculture as well as basic ability to operate forestry equipment.
  • Candidates able to perform manual labor for long hours
  • Stable candidates. As people from Non-EU countries need work and residence permits in Sweden, their visa is attached to one specific workplace, and the intern is stable for up to 1 year. Considering instability of workforce in the forestry sector, accepting non-EU intern is a great solution
  • Candidates with good command of the English language
  • Affordable, as allowance is regulated by responsible authorities from ~ 13500 SEK per month
  • Bixter’s customer support for the whole period of contract with intern.
  • Bixter collaborates closely with its global agents to carefully review and interview prospective interns, ensuring they meet the qualifications required for the program.


  • As a reliable partner, Bixter provides detailed guidance on the program and its regulations, ensuring that host-employers and interns have a smooth and successful experience.


  • We take care of the visa paperwork for every intern – one less thing for the host-employer to worry about and more time to focus on the important activities on the farm.


  • With the information provided to us by the host-employer, Bixter makes every effort to find and place the interns in the most suitable position possible.


  • We make sure the interns have the necessary insurance coverage, minimizing the risk of unexpected costs or liabilities.


  • Our expert team is available to provide assistance and address any concerns that may arise during the internship period. This ensures a smooth and successful working relationship between the host-employer and the intern, which leads to increased productivity and job satisfaction


  • Bixter conducts pre-departure webinars, shares informative brochures with interns to improve the integration process and avoid miscommunication issues.


  • At the end of the program, we’ll send host-employers evaluation forms soliciting feedback on the placement and the assistance provided by Bixter as we are constantly trying to improve our services

Bixter makes it safer for the host-employer by 1-month of guarantee, within which the replacement of the intern is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of intern or misuse of drugs/alcohol by intern.

In the context of Swedish migration services, a non-EU intern is an individual who comes from a country outside of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland to undertake a period of internship in Sweden. Non-EU interns must obtain the necessary permits and meet specific requirements to be allowed to enter and stay in Sweden legally.

In order to become an intern in Sweden, a Non-EU individual should submit an application for work and residence permit under the regulation of Internship in connec­tion with higher educa­tion, with validity of up to 12 months.

The process of obtaining the necessary permits can be a complex and challenging undertaking. Bixter offers professional consultancy services to navigate this process with ease. Our team of experts provides guidance to ensure that the applicants meet the necessary conditions and have all the required documentation for successful permit applications.

With Bixter, Swedish host-employers can rest assured that they are in good hands and focus on their businesses, confident that the migration services needs are taken care of.

If you’re planning to accept a non-EU intern in Sweden, it’s important to be aware of the timeline for obtaining the necessary permits.

The process of obtaining residence and work permit can take approximately five months to be processed by Migrationsverket. This timeline can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of the application and the specific requirements of the internship program.

Bixter.Work takes care of all time-consuming paperwork and visa application related matters, requiring specific knowledge, so host-employers can focus on most important processes at their establishments.

To ensure that your company’s recruitment process runs smoothly, it is highly recommended that you plan ahead and account for the waiting period involved in the visa processing. Taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary time required for visa processing can help your company ensure timely receipt of qualified interns. Furthermore, this approach will enable you to comply with all relevant regulations and procedures, providing a seamless experience for all involved parties. By working with a consultancy service like Bixter, you can gain access to expert guidance and support in navigating the visa processing requirements, ensuring that your company can attract and host the best non-EU interns.

In Sweden, the working hours regulations for interns are generally the same as those for regular employees. This means that interns are protected by the Swedish Working Hours Act (Arbetstidslagen) which sets limits on the number of hours that employees can work per week.

According to the Working Hours Act, employees in Sweden can work a maximum of 40 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period. However, the Act also allows for certain exemptions and flexibilities for specific industries and job types.

For interns, the specific working hours and conditions will depend on the internship agreement between the intern and the employer.

Overtime can be acceptable in certain conditions, such as peak season. Excessive overtime may violate their work and residence permit requirements.

Extra overtime and general overtime shall be paid accordingly and may not exceed 48 hours per intern over a period of four weeks, or 50 hours over a calendar month.

Compliance with this rule ensures a positive internship experience and avoids legal issues.

At Bixter, we know that hosting an abroad intern gives an amazing chance for cultural exchange. Also, both parties must follow the regulations established by the local immigration services.

It should be noted that interns cannot start working until their work and residence permits have been linked to the operations of the host employer. To fulfill legal requirements and guarantee a smooth hiring procedure, compliance with this criteria is essential. Regarding the revised immigration laws, our specialists will provide in-depth information and keep you informed if any changes are made.

  • Finding/providing accommodation for the interns for a monthly rent ~ 200-300€ per month (paid by intern, unless otherwise agreed) or for free
  • Offering an allowance in alignment with the regulations set by the immigration services
  • Picking up the interns from the nearest bus/train station upon arrival
  • Making sure that candidates will be registered after arrival

To ensure a successful hosting experience, Bixter will create a thorough hosting internship plan based on the information, tasks and responsibilities provided by host-employers. We carefully check the education of each of our applicants to ensure the perfect match between the internship place and the intern.

Non-EU interns who wish to do an internship in Sweden must have an internship plan that outlines the specific educational and training objectives of their internship. The internship plan is a crucial component of the internship permit application process, and it must be detailed, comprehensive, and meet the eligibility requirements set by the Migrationsverket.

Bixter.work is specialized in providing this service and can help Swedish companies develop a valid and compliant internship plan for their non-EU interns. With Bixter’s assistance, companies can ensure that their internship plan meets all the necessary requirements, including the specific tasks and responsibilities of the intern, their educational objectives, and the expected duration of their internship.


Bixter’s experts have a solid knowledge of the Swedish immigration regulations and requirements related to internship programs, and they can guide companies through the entire process of preparing a valid internship plan. By working with Bixter, companies can ensure that their non-EU interns are well-prepared and that their internship program meets all the necessary criteria for a successful visa application.

  • Our global agents are constantly sourcing educated and motivated interns. Bixter has developed a strong Partnership Network with companies, educational institutions, governmental agencies and organizations and Ministries from 27 countries all over the world.
  • Bixter is continuously growing it’s global network, which allows to expand our candidates selection and secures our database for variety of choice of matching candidates specifically for your business
  • Bixter is visiting, developing cooperation and signing Agreements with Universities and colleges that offer relevant education for Agriculture, Food technology and Hospitality businesses, to ensure that we source candidate with the right qualification
  • We have a strong digital presence ensuring that candidates are contacting us directly through our website, Social Media pages, or other channels
  • Our interns are constantly recommending us to their friends who are motivated to gain professional experience in European countries and bring some of it back to their home countries


At Bixter, we understand how complicated and time consuming the recruitment and registration process of foreign interns can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to the intern’s arrival to Sweden, our offices and global agents take care of the majority of their issues, including visa application completion, travel arrangements, sharing important information about registration procedures and visa validation.

At Bixter, we know how important it is to focus on the most important processes of the business. This is why we are ready to take over the matching processes, while the host-employers can focus on other important activities and grow their businesses.

Here is a breakdown of the operations that Bixter is managing for employers and host-employers:

– sourcing and pre-screening of applicants according to criteria of the host-employer and migration service regulations,

– sharing important information about the tasks and responsibilities assigned to the intern to make sure he/she has realistic expectations,

– conducting required paperwork for visa application and following up with responsible migration institutions involved,

– managing arrival of interns, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process

– providing support for both host-employer and interns within the validity of the internship period

In order to host Non-EU interns, adequate living conditions need to be provided by host-employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the interns, as they will be paying it from their monthly allowance, unless otherwise agreed

Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • Single room (in rare cases interns can be placed together in one room)
  • Furnished room with a sleeping bed, closet, chair, table, appropriate lighting
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Access to cooking facilities and a fridge
  • Access to washing machine
  • The living facilities should respect the safety regulations
  • The accommodation should be located close to the internship place (in case no car is provided)

Register and find your employee with Bixter