The Hungary Initiatives Foundation (HIF) is currently accepting applications for one internship position starting in September, 2017. The position is unpaid and requires a commitment of at least 20 hours per week.

HIF interns will assist in the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, and will also conduct research on a variety of Hungarian-American issues.

Candidates must have:

  • above average communications and research skills
  • strong attention to details
  • proactive approach and excellent work ethic
  • demonstrated interest in transatlantic and diaspora issues

Knowledge of the Hungarian language is a plus, but not a requirement. Previous voluntary experience with the Hungarian-American diaspora is an asset.

Persons interested in this position are asked to send a letter of motivation and resume to PMkDB3UmDaGlmQGh1bmdhcnlmb3VuZGF0aW9uLm9yZw==. All candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the submission of their application.

Meet HIF’s 2017 Summer Intern: András Juhász

Every semester, HIF offers the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to intern with the foundation gaining substantive work experience while enjoying the bustling life of the US capital. This summer HIF is hosting Andrew Juhasz of Lexington, MA.

Andrew Juhasz is currently an undergraduate at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His goal with this internship was to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization with the added benefit that HIF’s work helps strengthen the people-to-people relationship between the United States and Hungary.

Andrew was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts to Hungarian parents who fled the oppressive communist regime in (then) Czechoslovakia. His parents grew up in the southern region, known as Felvidék, which has a large Hungarian minority. They arrived to the United States in 1987 and became actively involved with the Hungarian community in the Boston area. Every summer he makes it a priority to visit his relatives in the Felvidék region of Slovakia. This year, he also worked as an English teacher in a secondary school Selye János Gimnázium in Komárno, Slovakia. Andrew hopes to build relations there that would strengthen opportunities between the US and Hungarians.

Andrew’s internship at HIF also provided the added benefit of being based in Washington, DC where he has multiple opportunities to attend panel discussions, hearings, and conferences of both personal and professional interest.

"Whether you are Hungarian or not, interning at HIF will give you a perspective on the amazing work Hungarians are eager to do in the United States to preserve and promote Hungarian culture. During the internship I have also developed my skills in writing, analysis, and evaluation, all of which are important in my path towards majoring in political science, and perhaps even developing a career in this line of field."

More information about the Hungary Initiatives Foundation and its internship program can be found HERE.