17 Dec


The Hungarian American 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


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.

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. 


How to apply

Applications should be submitted by registering at: http://hacusa.org/cip/

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

For more information about the program, visit 



The LTP is sponsored in part by The Hungary Initiatives Foundation and the Pannonius Foundation.