Introducing Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellow Martin Takács

Martin Takács will spend two months in the summer program of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Washington, DC as Széll Kálmán Fellow, supported by HIF. Besides taking courses at George Mason University, he is interning at LNG Allies. 

Martin Takács

Martin is halfway through his Master’s program at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs. He is a scholar of  international energy policy, with a genuine interest in the oil and natural gas markets, as well as renewable energy policies. Martin’s previous internship experiences include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, ExxonMobil, and MET.

His stay in Washington DC consists of taking two courses at George Mason University with the aim of generating knowledge on the methods and perspectives of the American higher education and completing an internship at LNG Allies, a Washington-based non-profit, which unites and leads the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) community.

“The networking opportunities are excellent, and the possibility to participate at the 2018 World Gas Conference will definitely be one of the highlights of this internship period.”

Martin’s host institution, LNG Allies, is a coalition of US energy companies interested in the exportation of liquefied natural gas. LNG Allies facilitates the expedition and maximization of its exports with goals ranging from creating U.S. jobs and economic growth to improving economic and environmental conditions worldwide.

Upon the completion of the Fellowship, Martin would like to return to Hungary and utilize the knowledge gained here and in Paris in Hungarian public administration.

The Summer Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship is a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies’ summer programs in Washington DC focusing on economics and public policy.

“As an international student, I have been impressed by the degree of organization of the program. The staff members of HIF, TFAS, and LNG Allies are doing their best to facilitate both my professional and personal development. Their work ethic coupled with the vibrant atmosphere of Washington DC provide a unique combination helping me achieve my greatest potential during the upcoming weeks.”

The two month summer program includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the heart of DC on George Washington University’s campus, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking.

The scholarship runs from June 2 to July 27, 2018 and covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.