Meet Hungarian American Coalition 2018 CIP Intern Nikolett Nagy

Nikolett Nagy from Budapest, Hungary will spend 4 months at Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). With HIF’s support, the Hungarian American Coalition’s Internship Program will be hosting eight interns in 2018 to provide first-hand experience at various Washington-based institutions. Internship participants are also expected to complete a Coalition research project that enables them to become familiar with the Hungarian-American community.

Nikolett Nagy holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) and a graduate degree in Communication and Media Studies from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Budapest, Hungary). She also spent a semester as an exchange student at the University of Bologna, School of Economics, Management and Statistics (Bologna, Italy). Alongside her university studies, Nikolett was working for different advertising companies in Budapest as a creative writer.

Nikolett’s host institution is Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a year-round platform of programs and initiatives aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem. GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, accelerating innovation, and strengthening economic stability around the world.

Nikolett Nagy (in the middle) at GEN

Ranging from efforts to inspire and educate nascent entrepreneurs to advancing research and connecting global leaders in person, GEN operates in all types of economies and cultures and it is a compass to help address these needs by identifying effective initiatives that positively impact whole societies and interventions that target the most critical areas for entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.

“Working in Washington D.C. will be a big step toward achieving my future goals. Not only does one gain different experiences in terms of the job, but also new perspectives through the way other nations see our world, its problems, and their cultural value. Naturally, it also helps improve language and interpersonal skills and form new connections and friendships.”

Prior to her internship, Nikolett worked as a freelance communication and project manager for a Hungarian startup that builds chat robots. Nikolett is interested in online communications, mass media, and entrepreneurship. She is fluent in English and has basic conversational skills in Italian.

Through assignments to think tanks and non-governmental organizations, CIP participants learn about the workings of both the U.S. government and the nonprofit world. Their experience helps them establish contacts in the U.S. in their chosen field and motivates them to enter public service in their country of origin.