Placement: International Tax and Investment Center’s (ITIC) Energy Growth and Security (EGS) Program, Washington D.C.: October 3 – December 17, 2018
During his internship at the International Tax and Investment Center’s (ITIC) Energy Growth and Security (EGS) Program, Balázs’s main duties included working on high-level research projects, preparing research briefs, providing literature reviews, talking points, and draft presentation while reporting to the senior staff. Balázs’s internship particularly focused on programs and projects dealing with international energy policy and markets. His other duties included developing and organizing conferences, workshops, panel discussions, and other events; participating long-term projects; supporting bids for new projects; as well as scheduling and administrative support. His supervisor, Dr. Ariel Cohen included Balázs as a contributor to his article on Germany’s First LNG Terminal in the prestigious business magazine Forbes’ online edition available here. Balázs was also instrumental in helping the Coalition with its preparations for the annual Mikulás Dinner and its Annual and Board Meetings.
“My time in Washington was a particularly rewarding experience that contributed a lot to how I see the world and my future in it both professionally and personally. ITIC as a workplace was a perfect match for me. While allowing me to broaden my horizons with regards to infrastructure investments across Eurasia, it also helped me acquire a thorough understanding of energy markets. I am particularly grateful to both ITIC and HAC for helping me understand Washington D.C. itself: how all of its ‘elements’ such as government agencies, international organizations, a myriad of NGOs and think tanks interact and cooperate with each other.”
Balázs Kiss holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary) and now he is pursuing graduate studies in International Public Management at Sciences Po (Paris, France). Balázs is also a member of Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s (MCC) Leadership Program. Throughout his university studies, Balázs aimed to supplement his theoretical knowledge with practical experience, so he interned at the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, and he was a consultant of Globono Paris, working for ACTED, the second biggest French NGO. Currently, Balázs is a writer and editor covering East-Asian and European affairs at The Policy Corner, a Berlin-based platform for students and young professionals to publish research-based and peer-reviewed articles with policy recommendations on global issues.