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Call for Applications: 2020 Spring John N. Lauer Leadership Training Program

Gain invaluable work and life experience in Washington, DC, through a customized internship experience linked to the vibrant Hungarian American community and the most-respected umbrella organization. The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) is now accepting applications for its 2020 Spring John N. Lauer Leadership Training Program (LTP). The program will run March 15 – July 15, 2020.

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Who we are

The LTP was established to allow young Hungarian Americans and well-qualified English-speaking Hungarians from Hungary and neighboring countries to gain first-hand experience at various Washington-based institutions. Participants gain invaluable work experience in the US, learn how Washington DC and American democracy works and build contacts in the US in their professional areas of expertise.

What we offer

The Coalition’s internship grant covers living and local transportation expenses in the Washington, DC area for the duration of the internship. Following a brief training in Budapest, each intern is placed at a host institution that best matches his/her skills and fields of interest. The internship’s duration will depend on the requirements of the host organization, but will not be longer than four months. Interns are also expected to complete a Coalition project of mutual interest and will have a chance to immerse themselves in the local Hungarian American community as well as participate in training programs with other interns in DC at the same time. Once interns return home, they will be part of the Coalition alumni program which meets periodically and helps with job search.

Application requirements

  • must be a citizen of the United States or Hungary, or member of an ethnic Hungarian community in Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia or Slovenia;
  • must be enrolled as students in their respective countries of origin or in the US, and must have completed at least one full year of their studies; or must be fresh graduates
  • must have proof of excellent written and oral communications skills in English;
  • record of outstanding academic standing;
  • letter of intent and CV in English (please use the Europass format);
  • two letters of recommendation regarding the applicant’s personal and academic achievements

How to apply

There is an online database which enables applicants to submit their applications online. Applicants create a user profile and upload the requested documents. Applications should be submitted by registering at:

The application deadline for the 2020 Spring session is January 15, 2020.

More information

For more information on this program or the application process, contact us at:

Visit our website here; and social media platforms (Facebook here and Instagram here).

Major sponsors

We are grateful to our LTP sponsors: The Hungary Initiatives Foundation and Pannonius Foundation.

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