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Apply to be a U.S. Embassy Intern!

Apply to be a U.S. Embassy Intern!

U.S. Embassy Foreign National Student Internship Program

Are you a Hungarian university student who would like an opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, and everyday life at the U.S. Mission to Hungary?   Currently, students from several Hungarian universities can apply to work as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, to explore new career avenues and to acquire lifelong skills.  This unpaid internship program is designed to provide substantive experience in a foreign affairs environment. We seek a broad range of academic majors and a diversity of experience and backgrounds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a student with active status at one of these Hungarian universities:
    • International Business School, Budapest
    • University of Szeged – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
    • McDaniel College Budapest
    • Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
    • Corvinus University of Budapest
    • Kodolányi János University, Faculty of International Relations
    • University of Debrecen
  • Have a strong interest in U.S. foreign affairs and bilateral relations.
  • Be able to devote approximately 20 hours/week for up to six weeks to work in one of the offices of the Embassy.
  • Be able to successfully complete a background investigation and a medical check.
  • Be able to speak and write in Hungarian (intermediate level).



Application Deadlines

The Embassy is advertising internship opportunities for the Fall 2023 semester. Deadline for applications: July 12, 2023.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • Interns may be able to earn college credit for successful completion of the internship.
  • Upon successful completion of the internship, you may receive a letter of recommendation/appreciation from the Embassy.
  • Free usage of the gym.
  • Involvement in Embassy community events.

How to Apply

  • CV/resume and Application Form (PDF, 242 KB; also called Statement of Interest);
    (Application Form/Statement of Interest can be obtained from the Career Center/Office of the applicant’s university/college as well.);
  • Personal statement explaining your reasons for applying for the internship.
  • Valid certificate of active student status.

If you wish to apply for an internship in more than one office, please submit an Application Form for each section and also rank your preferences.

Where to submit

Human Resources Office
Embassy of the United States of America
Szabadság tér 12, H-1054 Budapest

Deadline for applications: July 12, 2023

U.S. Embassy Budapest

is seeking highly motivated students for a

Local Internship program

(Unpaid internship)

in the Human Resources Office in the Fall 2023

20 hours/week (variable hours) for 6 weeks

HR supports Locally Employed Staff and U.S Direct Hires at the U.S. Embassy Budapest through Recruitment, Performance Management, Local Labor Law compliance, Employee Recognition, and Time and Attendance.

Major duties



  • Complete research to collect information to support recruitment by using different websites.
  • Assisting in drafting vacancy announcements, advertisements
  • Assisting in interview scheduling and enrolment

HR Administration:

  • Preparing different statistics/comparisons
  • Assisting in drafting and translating documents
  • Assisting in different fields of HR (payroll, performance evaluation, awards, occupational health, filing, digitalizing etc.)

Skills and qualifications

  • Advanced Hungarian and English (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Office etiquette
  • Basic MS Office knowledge (ability to draft e-mails and letters)

How will this internship benefit the section and the intern

The internship program is a great opportunity for the interns to work in a professional environment with Hungarian and U.S. colleagues.  The intern will have an opportunity to master communication skills, to follow and learn the frequently changing laws, regulations and collect information and improve customer service skills. The intern can gain practical knowledge on the field of HR. The HR Office will benefit from the interns’ fresh academic knowledge, their creativity, and their computer skills.


The HR section has the adequate workspace and equipment for the intern to perform the duties during the internship.

Please note, there are no benefits attached to this internship, no compensation nor any future employment rights.


  • Active Student Status until the end of the internship
  • Mandatory internship requirement in the university course

How to apply

Submit your application form (obtained from your university) along with your CV, Statement of Interest, and Certification of active student status to the Human Resources Office at the U.S. Embassy, Szabadság tér 12. 1054, Budapest or to

Closing date: July 12, 2023

U.S. Embassy Budapest

is seeking highly motivated students for a

Local Internship program

(Unpaid internship)

in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service in the Fall 2023

20 hours/week (variable hours) for 6 weeks.

Want to get a first-hand impression of how a diplomatic mission works?

Interested in working with international businesses in Hungary?

Who are We?

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service combines both diplomacy and business with one goal:  helping to strengthen the trade and investment relationship between our two countries.  As the trade branch of the U.S. Embassy, you’ll work with our team to:

  • Conduct market intelligence to gain current information of the latest trends in priority sectors
  • Attend counseling sessions with U.S. and Hungarian firms and facilitate their decisions on the best way to take advantage of the opportunities
  • Prepare market research reports, company profiles, and due diligence reports
  • Promote and recruit Hungarian business delegations to major U.S. and European trade shows
  • Assist Hungarian companies that are thinking about investing in the United States

For more information on, check us out at

“This opportunity is so much more than regular office work. You will be in contact with CEOs, key stakeholders, attend embassy receptions and conduct industry analysis.”

–           Sebastian M., IBS (Intern)

What does this mean for You?

While a part of our Embassy family, you’ll get exposed to everything we do but with an insider’s perspective.  You’ll work closely with experienced business advisors to conduct market research and data analysis that will help companies make important business decisions and form long-lasting partnerships.  We also need your help to organize business and networking events, you can attend too. We will ask you to work in our proprietary client tracking system, and make direct calls to potential Hungarian partners for American companies.

We are looking for you if …

You speak English and Hungarian; have a familiarity with market research techniques and databases; you are skilled with Windows Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); and possess good writing and communications skills.

You have strong interest in commercial affairs, business development and current events, ability to articulate business strategies with appropriate manner and formulate concise solutions to complex problems, have analytical, detail oriented approach, and have the ability to work both in a team and independently on projects.

Where and When?

We look for students who can join us for 20 hours per week.  We’ll spend some time training you and want you to be effective at your job, please also note that the duration of your internship is maximum 6 weeks. The internship takes place at our office in the Embassy on Szabadság tér.

Sound good so far?  Here’s how you apply:

Submit your application form (obtained from your university) along with your CV, Statement of Interest, and certification of active student status to the Human Resources Office at the American Embassy, Szabadság tér 12. 1054, Budapest or to

Please note this internship is unpaid.

Closing date: July 12, 2023