HAESF Professional Internship Program

The HAESF Professional Internship Program, endowed by U.S. Treasury funds, grants fully funded 6-12 month internships at prominent American companies to the most accomplished young talent from Hungary. The goal of the program is to provide promising future leaders of Hungarian society an opportunity to have a meaningful international training experience, thereby enhancing their contribution to their home country and its development upon their return. Selected Fellows will be placed in career-related internships that further their professional and personal development, provide them with leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, improve their English language acquisition and help them advance as they attend graduate school and enter the work force at home.

Who can apply?

  • full time students who have completed at least three years out of a five year university degree program and are currently active students,
  • or, full time students who have completed three years out of a 3+2 year program and are currently active students in their master program in the same or related discipline,
  • or, full time PhD students who started their PhD studies within 12 months of completing their previous university degree program,
  • or, graduates of a five year university program who graduated no more than six months before the application deadline,
  • or, graduates of a master degree program who started their master studies within one year of completing their bachelor program and graduated no more than six months before the application deadline.

Applicants must pursue studies at a Hungarian accredited university to be eligible to apply. Applicants completing college-level studies are not eligible to apply.

Candidates from the following fields are encouraged to apply:

  • Business, Economics and Finance
  • Public Administration
  • Natural and Social Sciences
  • Exact Sciences: Engineering, Architecture, Math, Information Technology etc.
  • Public Health
  • Medicine (medical students eligible, restrictions apply)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

The Professional Internship Program is also open to candidates who can demonstrate a significant potential of contribution to Hungarian development in the following fields:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Library Science, Counseling and Education (teachers are not eligible)
  • Media and Communications

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be Hungarian citizens with permanent residency in Hungary.
  • Level of English must be sufficient to perform in a native English-speaking work environment. (Official language certification is a must, see under Application Process)
  • Relatives and immediate family members of the HAESF employees, HAESF Advisory Board and HAEF Board are not eligible to apply.

Spring Internships

October 15, 12 midnight Application Deadline *
October / November Interviews
December 15 Decision Notification
March 1 Acceptance Packages
April 1 – July 1 Internships Begin

Fall Internships

April 1, 12 midnight Application Deadline *
April / May Interviews
June 15 Decision Notification
September 1 Acceptance Packages
October 1 – January 1 Internships Begin

* Applications must be received by the application deadline via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Overview

The HAESF Professional Internship Program, endowed by U.S. Treasury funds, grants fully funded 6-12 month internships at prominent American companies to the most accomplished young talent from Hungary.

The goal of the program is to provide promising future leaders of Hungarian society an opportunity to have a meaningful international training experience, thereby enhancing their contribution to their home country and its development upon their return. Selected Fellows will be placed in career-related internships that further their professional and personal development, provide them with leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, improve their English language acquisition and help them advance as they attend graduate school and enter the work force at home.

Who can apply?

  • full time students who have completed at least three years out of a five year university degree program and are currently active students,
  • or, full time students who have completed three years out of a 3+2 year program and are currently active students in their master program in the same or related discipline,
  • or, full time PhD students who started their PhD studies within 12 months of completing their previous university degree program,
  • or, graduates of a five year university program who graduated no more than six months before the application deadline,
  • or, graduates of a master degree program who started their master studies within one year of completing their bachelor program and graduated no more than six months before the application deadline.

Applicants must pursue studies at a Hungarian accredited university to be eligible to apply. Applicants completing college-level studies are not eligible to apply.

Candidates from the following fields are encouraged to apply:

  • Business, Economics and Finance
  • Public Administration
  • Natural and Social Sciences
  • Exact Sciences: Engineering, Architecture, Math, Information Technology etc.
  • Public Health
  • Medicine (medical students eligible, restrictions apply)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

The Professional Internship Program is also open to candidates who can demonstrate a significant potential of contribution to Hungarian development in the following fields:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Library Science, Counseling and Education (teachers are not eligible)
  • Media and Communications

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be Hungarian citizens with permanent residency in Hungary.
  • Level of English must be sufficient to perform in a native English-speaking work environment. (Official language certification is a must, see under Application Process)
  • Relatives and immediate family members of the HAESF employees, HAESF Advisory Board and HAEF Board are not eligible to apply.

Spring Internships

October 15, 12 midnight Application Deadline *
October / November Interviews
December 15 Decision Notification
March 1 Acceptance Packages
April 1 – July 1 Internships Begin

Fall Internships

April 1, 12 midnight Application Deadline *
April / May Interviews
June 15 Decision Notification
September 1 Acceptance Packages
October 1 – January 1 Internships Begin

* Applications must be received by the application deadline via email. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Web: http://www.haesf.org/professional/overview.html

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