Summer Internship at the Budapest Institute


The Budapest Institute is looking for summer interns for at least 4-week periods. Based on our past experience application to our internship programme is highly competitive.

We expect you to have:

- completed at least 2 years of university-level studies in Economics or in other Social Sciences,

- demonstrated interest in public policy and policy analysis,

- advanced communication and writing skills in English,

- a solid knowledge in Statistics or in specific methods (surveying, content analysis)

- average GPA at least 3.5.


It’s an advantage if you have:

- knowledge of any of the following languages: Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovakian, Serbian, Slovenian, Polish; Danish, Finnish, other languages could also be of use.

- MA studies in progress,

- previous research experience.


Job description:

- at least 4 consecutive weeks of work,

- we cannot offer remuneration,

- flexible working hours, working partly at the office of the Budapest Institute and partly from home, as agreed

- we provide a reference letter in case of good performance.


Applications should be sent to Ms Judit Léderer ( with the following subject: “Intern application” until April 25th, 2019. Please attach the following documents:

- Resume (in English),

- Motivation letter (in English) including (a) your policy and research interests, (b) brief description of how you meet the selection criteria, and (c) why you wish to work with us,

- Contact details of a professor who can tell us about your college work and can act as a reference person,

- A copy of your college transcript.

Please let us know if you need a response earlier than the application deadline.