The Budapest Semester - Internship program of the George Mason University (US)

CENS is a proud host organization of the internship program offered by the George Mason University (US).

The Budapest Semester program is designed for studying the role of minorities, especially the Roma, migration and refuges issues, and nationalism and national identity as perceived in East-Central Europe. The program, open to undergraduate and graduate students, includes three academically challenging courses taught by senior Hungarian professors and a supervised professional internship. The internship enables students to work 20 hours per week throughout the semester at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Budapest with missions related to the program’s academic objectives. 

During the past three years, the program’s field trip took place in Serbia and Romania where students visited refugee camps, Roma communities, and other minority groups.   In 2020, the field trip will be held in Hungary or elsewhere in the region.

Students with majors or minors in the social sciences (government & politics, sociology, global affairs, and conflict resolution) are highly encouraged to apply! 

The program invites undergraduate students to participate in a spring semester internship in Budapest, Hungary.  Students are placed in professional internships in Budapest while the students earn 15 semester credits from George Mason University for the successful completion of the program.  Housing, internships, public transportation, coursework, and on-site support are included and coordinated by George Mason University.

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