Washington, DC – The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) has selected six qualified applicants for the Coalition Internship Program (CIP) for the fall session of 2016. Five interns will be based in Washington DC, and one in New York City.
Mária Béres, Dorottya Bobák and Áron Giró-Szász, of Budapest, will be working in Washington at the Center for European Policy Analysis, the International Cybersecurity Dialogue, and The European Institute, respectively. Alexandra Tari will be hosted by the Experience Corps. Sarolta Borzási of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) will be hosted by the Coalition’s long-time partner, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, also in Washington.
Tamás Forrai (Budapest) will be hosted by Blue Medium Corporation, a New York public relations firm delivering marketing, public relations and event services for visual arts, design, architecture and culture clientele.
The continuity and expansion of CIP was made possible by a generous grant of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation, a US-based organization, whose mission is to revive and strengthen the cultural, educational, and emotional bonds between the United States and Hungary, as well as the Hungarian-American community.
The CIP was established in 2005 to allow young Hungarian-Americans and well-qualified English-speaking Hungarians from Hungary and neighboring countries to get acquainted with the workings of the U.S. Congress and other governmental and civic institutions. The program aims to motivate students for civil service in their countries of origin, and to provide them the opportunity to build contacts in the US in their areas of expertise. The expanded program allows for a larger number of host institutions and more opportunity for the applicants to gain experience in their particular area of interest.
Sixty-nine students have completed the Coalition Internship Program since 2005.