Student Work Program – Embassy of Canada in Budapest, Hungary

February 5, 2021

The Embassy of Canada in Budapest, Hungary is seeking energetic and reliable students who are team players, as part of a work experience Program with the CEU Romani Studies Program.  Selected students will be employed full or part time for a 3-month period with a possibility of an extension, not to exceed 6 months. No previous work experience is necessary, but previous work in an office will be valued. 

 Work environment

The Embassy of Canada in Hungary strives to give all its employees opportunities to achieve organizational, professional and personal goals in a respectful and inclusive workplace, mobilized and supported by leadership at all levels. We are dedicated to creating a positive and dynamic environment where employees with new ideas and fresh perspectives can make a difference and excel. You will have the opportunity to increase your experience and benefit from a positive workplace where all employees are valued and recognized for their unique qualities, ideas, voices and perspectives.

Location: Embassy of Canada in Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: Extended to February 28, 2021

Job type: Paid internship

Full-time or part-time (to be discussed based on projects and student course load). The Embassy will also consider teleworking options where possible in the context of the pandemic. 

Hourly rate: HUF 1,571.39 gross.

Timing: Paid internship between April and September 2021 (3-month period, maximum of 6 months)

Number of positions: To be determined


Open to:

-        Students registered with the CEU Romani Studies Program (RGPP) or recent CEU Students who graduated from RGPP within the last 24 months.

-        Individuals residing within daily commuter proximity to Budapest. 

-        Individuals who are legally permitted to work in Hungary, or will receive the permission before the start date of the internship

Mandatory Screening Qualifications:

-        Education: students registered with the CEU Romani Studies Program (RGPP) or recent CEU Students who graduated from RGPP within the last 24 months. 

-        Language: Fluency in English language (written and oral). Fluency in French would be an asset as well.

-        Computer Skills: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and email.

Optional skills:

-        Fluency in French is not required, but will be valued.

Information you must provide and send to the mail adress

  1. A cover letter outlining your education, background, interests, and why you wish to work at the Embassy of Canada. (English)
  2. Your résumé. (English)

Mandatory Rated Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices.


  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to provide administrative support.
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team, independently and with supervisors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing

Personal Suitability:

  • Integrity
  • Resilience/Stamina
  • Adaptability & Flexibility


What you will do?

As a paid intern you will work within the Administrative, Finance, Property, and Common Services Section of the Embassy of Canada, you will work on projects related to:

-        Prepare and organize correspondence, perform data entry and word-processing functions, and create a variety of documents;

-        Setting up inventories, filing, assist staff with data collection and data entry;

-        Provide customer service assistance by performing reception duties, responding to public and/or internal inquiries;

-        Conduct research, perform analysis and input data;

-        Perform field work and research and assist in developing a variety of reports and resource materials;

-        Support staff in developing business proposals, reports, spreadsheets, and other business/financial documents.

Selection Procedure:

All applications will be carefully reviewed by CEU RSP administration and then forward to the Embassy of Canada for consideration. Candidates screened in will be contacted for further assessment, including: a personal interview with a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant’s knowledge, abilities, competencies and personal suitability for the program. In addition, tests may be conducted to assist the selection board in assessing the applicant’s qualifications, skills and language ability. 

Conditions of Employment (MUST BE MET):

The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a security clearance obtained by the Government of Canada. The candidate will have to submit a number of documents in order to receive their security clearance before being hired for the student work program. 

Pandemic context

The Embassy of Canada in Budapest has developed strict protocols around working in our office space due to the pandemic, with staff health and safety as the guiding principle. The Embassy benefits from a physical layout that promotes separation, along with additional hygiene and sanitization measures that have been put in to place. For instance, we work in an independent building instead of a shared multi-tenant tower, we have assigned workstations and offices instead of shared desks, a maximum number of people that can use shared spaces (kitchens, elevators) at one time, and largely closed offices instead of open floor cubicles. Wearing of a mask is mandatory when entering and exiting the embassy premises, as well as when in common areas.  Staff are only permitted to remove their masks once arrived at their designated workspace.

The Government of Canada aims to provide our employees with as much relevant information to enable them to make informed decisions on their welfare. Our pandemic protocols offer the best protection to our staff, on the understanding that the Government of Canada does not assume or undertake any legal responsibility, to you, or those affected by the pandemic. 

 The Romani Studies Program is open to provide additional financial support for the applicants.  If you would like to apply for the additional support, please send a detailed budget with your cover letter and CV to the mail address,