Zoltán Szücs is one of the two students from Hungary participating in the Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program, organized by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and The Fund for American Studies and supported by The Hungary Initiatives Foundation. In the fall semester, Zoltán will simultaneously take courses at George Mason University and complete an internship at The Daily Caller.
Upon completion of his undergraduate studies as Economist in International Business, Zoltán enrolled in the program of Master of Sciences in Marketing at Corvinus University in Budapest. He also attends Mathias Corvinus Collegium’s Leadership Programme.
During his studies, Zoltán has been engaged in several different extracurricular activities: he won competitions like the BCG Strategy Cup and the Scientific Students’ Associations Conference of his university, interned at companies such as PwC Hungary and AC Nielsen, and gathered significant international experience through study programs and conferences all over Europe.
For the first time in his life, he has the opportunity to study and work outside Europe as a Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellow.
“I am honored to be able to intern at The Daily Caller as it is an exceptional opportunity for me to develop at a fast-paced professional press company and gain deeper insight into American politics.”
As an intern, Zoltán will assist the business team of The Daily Caller, a 24-hour DC-based news publication, by leveraging social media platforms and email acquisition, analyzing statistics, improving sales, and streamlining daily operations. Apart from these tasks, he will also publish articles on the online platform of the publication.
“It will be extremely exciting to work for a news website during the midterm elections. During my daily work, I will use a lot of tools and platforms that I hope will contribute to my professional development in the world of the media.”
About the Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship
The Fall Széll Kálmán Public Policy Fellowship program is a full scholarship for students from Hungary to participate in The Fund for American Studies‘ Capital Semester program in Washington DC. Capital Semester students can choose from several tracks including Leadership and the American Presidency, International Affairs and Journalism.
The 15 week program that runs from August 22 to December 8, 2018, includes an internship placement in Washington DC, academic credit from George Mason University, housing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. HIF’s scholarship covers full tuition and a living stipend for the duration of the program.