Internship program


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Are you interested in public policy, the European Union or the Hungarian business sector? Would you like to participate in the work of a dynamic team of young economists and social scientists?

HÉTFA Research Institute and Center for Economic and Social Analysis, a Budapest-based policy think tank, has open internship positions. Successful candidates will be involved in conducting policy as well as social/economic analyses.

Tasks of interns: 

  • Conducting background analyses
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Analyzing data
  • Participating in conducting interviews
  • Preparing presentations


You are a good candidate if

  • You are informed about public affairs
  • You are creative and able to work independently
  • You are precise in your work and learn quickly
  • You are interested in economics/social sciences
  • You are proficient in English
  • You have a thorough knowledge of MS Office applications
  • You are a full-time student
+Hungarian language knowledge is an advantage


What we offer

  • Insights to the realm of policy analysis and economic/social research
  • Involvement in a wide variety of tasks
  • Participation in the Institute’s in-house workshops and trainings
  • Personal tutoring
  • Friendly work environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Making the best of your mandatory/voluntary professional practice
  • Formal employment through “student cooperative” agencies (diákszövetkezet)

Candidates may indicate their interest by submitting a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please indicate your weekly availability (number of hours you intend to work). Please send all application materials to with the subject ‘Internship application’.