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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).

Duration of the internship is maximum six weeks.

Student participants must have a mandatory internship requirement for their degree program.

Application Deadlines

The Embassy is advertising internship opportunities for the Spring 2024 semester. Deadline for applications: 12/19/2023.

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
E-mail: budapestinterns@state.gov

Deadline for applications: December 19, 2023

U.S. Embassy Budapest is seeking highly motivated students for a Local Internship program (Unpaid internship) in the Human Resources Office in the Spring 2024.

Major duties

  • Complete research to collect information to support recruitment by using different websites.
  • Assist in drafting vacancy announcements, advertisements
  • Assist in interview scheduling and enrolment
  • Prepare different statistics/comparisons
  • Assist in drafting and translating documents
  • Assist in different fields of HR (payroll, performance evaluation, awards, occupational health, filing, digitalizing etc.)

Requirements

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

Certification

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

NOTE: there are no benefits attached to this internship, no compensation, or future employment rights.

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 budapestinterns@state.gov.

Closing date: 12/19/2023.

Internship with the ESTH Section

The Regional Environmental, Science and Technology, and Health Hub (ESTH Hub Office) has bilateral and regional responsibilities and is one of twelve ESTH Hub Offices that the U.S. State Department has established around the world. Its core mission is to promote U.S. engagement on environmental, scientific, health, and technology issues and to strengthen regional and transboundary cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Caucasus. The Hub Office covers 21 countries in the region including: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Turkey. The ESTH Hub engages with government officials, NGOs, international organizations, academic and research institutions to advocate U.S. positions on issues such as transboundary water protection, nature conservation, natural resource management, environmental law enforcement, scientific cooperation, and pandemic preparedness.

Major duties and /or projects include the following

  • General Research: Follow environment, science and technology related articles and prepare short summaries, with special regard to climate policy, space policy and epidemic. Assist the ESTH team with identifying, researching, and assessing significant developments in Hungarian politics and economy in the field of energy, biotechnology, health care, climate, science and technology.
  • Environment: Follow the development of transboundary environmental and scientific policy issues related to renewable energy policy, water protection, climate change policy and clean technology, wildlife trafficking, illegal logging. Assist with small grant monitoring, science fellows and speakers.
  • Space: follow the development of space policy.
  • Public Relations: Assist with social media and public outreach messaging on ESTH events with our public affairs section. Develop social media content. Work on our monthly Hub Highlights newsletter to promote our ESTH work.
  • General Tasks: Assist with incoming delegations and planning section meetings and visits. Assist with official Embassy functions, attending and reporting on briefings and meetings. Assist with the section’s outreach efforts to Hungarian policymakers, scientific and NGO groups, institutions and business partners.

 

Skills and qualifications

  • Having background in environmental policy, natural sciences, environmental economics, biology or ecology is a plus.
  • It is an asset if the candidate has experience with student/youth activities related to green, sustainability, and environmental issues.
  • Ability to develop relationships with colleagues at the Embassy and members of the environmental and science communities.
  • Proactive and able to work quickly and independently.
  • Research and writing skills critical.
  • Desirable Computer skills include strong capability in Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point as well as social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
  • Ability to use office equipment (copier, scanner).

 

How will this internship benefit the section and the intern

The internship program is a great opportunity for a student to work in a professional environment and with skilled American and Hungarian colleagues.  The intern can develop communication, business and planning skills, have broad insight into regional environmental and scientific issues, and gain a good introduction to the conduct of international relations. The intern will have an opportunity to follow webinars and regional discussions on environmental, scientific and health issues. The ESTH section will benefit from the intern’s fresh academic knowledge in the field of environmental and scientific policy issues, her/his creativity and their research abilities.

Certification:


The ESTH section would provide the workplace and equipment for the intern to perform the duties during the internship.

Closing date: 12/19/2023.

 

U.S. Embassy Budapest is seeking highly motivated students for a Local Internship program (Unpaid internship) in the General Services Office in the Spring 2024

20 hours/week (variable hours) for 6 weeks

Major duties:

  • Catalog the art and historical objects in the Embassy.
  • Document the Embassy’s cultural heritage objects including researching and writing a detailed history of notable pieces. Research will include sitting with long-serving staff to document their memories of how pieces were acquired.
  • Work with a committee to suggest new art pieces and/or relocation of pieces for maximum aesthetics and interior design

How will this internship benefit the section and the intern

U.S. Embassy Budapest is fortunate to have many museum quality cultural heritage objects. The proper documentation of their origin and significance will benefit the Embassy, Department of State and Hungary. The Embassy can use this information to create a public awareness campaign about our shared heritage.  The art documentation will improve the aesthetic workplace environment both updating the Embassy interior and improving workplace morale. The intern will learn how an Embassy functions and better understand the organizational platform that supports our diplomatic work.  A successful intern will have an interest in history; art history and/or art

Certification

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

NOTE: there are no benefits attached to this internship, no compensation, or future employment rights.

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 budapestinterns@state.gov.

Closing date: 12/19/2023.

 

U.S. Embassy Budapest is seeking highly motivated students for a Local Internship program (Unpaid internship) in the Customer Service Centre in the Spring 2024

20 hours/week (variable hours) for 6 weeks

Major duties

  • Complete research to collect information to support the work of CSC
  • Assisting in act on behalf, when it is necessary
  • Assisting in scheduling appointments regarding setup internet
  • Help with booking appointments
  • Help with new car insurance making or renewal of the existing
  • Help to sort out claims from various issues
  • Assisting in different fields of CSC (translating, data recording, filing, 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.

Certification

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.

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 budapestinterns@state.gov.

Closing date: 12/19/2023

 

U.S. Embassy Budapest is seeking highly motivated students for a Local Internship program (Unpaid internship) in the Foreign Commercial Service Office in the Spring 2024

20 hours/week (variable hours) for 6 weeks

Major duties:

  • Conducting market intelligence to gain current information of the latest trends in priority sectors.
  • Attending counseling sessions with U.S. and Hungarian firms and facilitating their decisions on the best way to take advantage of the opportunities.
  • Preparing market research reports, company profiles, and due diligence reports.
  • Promoting and recruiting Hungarian business delegations to major U.S. and European trade shows.
  • Assisting Hungarian companies that are thinking about investing in the United States.

Certification

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service office 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.

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 budapestinterns@state.gov.

Closing date: 12/19/2023