The Embassy of Hungary to the United Stated in Washington, D.C. is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following position:


Junior Economic and Trade Officer


The Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C., seeks a Junior Officer to support the work of its Economic and Trade Section (preferably Hungarian-English bilingual). The individual will be working directly with the Economic and Trade diplomats, providing assistance in the daily tasks of the Economic and Trade Office. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with a probationary period of 90 days, followed by at-will employment. We offer an appropriate entry-level salary and extra compensation for overtime work (hourly). The Embassy also offers high-quality healthcare for its local employees.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on U.S. economic developments, policy positions, and companies to keep the Economic & Trade Section informed and prepared;
  • Craft briefing materials for the Economic and Trade diplomats in advance of meetings with U.S. counterparts in Washington, D.C., and around the country;
  • Support meetings with external stakeholders (Chambers of Commerce, economic development officials, U.S. and Hungarian companies) regarding economic and trade issues;
  • Assist in the organization of trade and investment promotion events hosted by the Embassy;
  • Prepare meeting memos and reports;
  • Craft social media posts about key developments in U.S.-Hungarian commercial relations and the activities of the Economic & Trade Section;
  • Assist Hungarian companies wishing to export to/set foot in the United States by providing information on U.S. regulations, making connections, and finding potential partners for cooperation;
  • Assist U.S. companies wishing to import from/invest in Hungary;
  • Conduct administrative tasks such as managing incoming and outgoing correspondence, maintaining contact information, and supporting visiting delegations from Hungary;
  • Other tasks as needed: drafting/proofreading correspondence and talking points, driving delegations, supporting other sections of the Embassy.


  • U.S. work permit, clean record;
  • University degree in Economics, International Relations, Political Science or other relevant field;
  • Excellent writing skills in English (Hungarian is an advantage), ability to proofread and edit documents;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with others in an international environment;
  • Accuracy, proactivity, creative problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work with tight deadlines and manage time effectively;
  • Ability to work in a high stress, fast-paced environment and handle multiple assignments simultaneously;
  • Familiarity with Hungarian politics, economics and culture, as well as Hungarian-American bilateral relations is an advantage;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Application Instructions:

  • Qualified candidates are requested to send their CV and Cover Letter to xdeaEysXCLdG5ED0mmYnVzaW5lc3Mud2FzQG1mYS5nb3YuaHU= by August 3, 2018. Please include first and last name, phone and email contact information, and “Junior Economic and Trade Officer” in the email subject heading. Prospective candidates will be contacted throughout the application process.



For any questions about this position and the application process, please contact Ms Dorottya Martonffy, Economic and Trade Attaché via email at VrxNbJlKe5DY0miZG1hcnRvbmZmeUBtZmEuZ292Lmh1.