Press Releases 2012
U.S. Embassy Budapest’s Professional Fellowship Program for Roma
The Embassy of the United States in Budapest is pleased to announce to continue its Professional Fellowship Program for Roma. The fellowship aims to develop professional skills that potential employers consider beneficial. The Embassy is committed to ensuring a fair and transparent selection process.
The program is designed for Roma who have recently graduated from college/university or will graduate in 2013. Applicants must be Hungarian citizens and speak, write and read English at an intermediate level. Participants must commit to the entire, full-time, two month program. The U.S. Embassy will provide fellowship participants with a stipend and other support as appropriate.
The two-month program includes intensive English instruction and an overview of the Embassy’s daily work. Participants will complete modules on business processes, operations, public affairs, commercial services, customer service, development and aid projects, public speaking, professional ethics and financial management. Other instruction includes life coaching, job-seeking and employment related counseling. Participants will also be tasked to research and write short reports and to take part in short-term project in their area of interest. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the fellowship.
To apply, send, in English your CV (1 page), and a Statement of Purpose (1 page) by September 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your Statement of Purpose, outline your general and professional objectives, including obstacles that you have overcome to graduate college. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to present copies of your university/college diploma or transcripts.
Selected participants will start their fellowship in late October or early November. Another round is scheduled to begin in February 2013. Candidates interested in participating in a later phase of the program should indicate their availability in their application.