Former and current Roma Access Programs (RAP) students Semiha Harapi (RGPP '15), Sebijan Fejzula (RGPP '13), and Eva Csiki (RAP '09), and RAP Director Matyas Szabo met Beth Fernandez, program officer at Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT). From 2014, RAP have developed a SRT-CEU pilot internship grant program, specially designed to facilitate the access to real-world work experience in order to enhance RAP students’ applications for further study or meaningful employment. The initiative is in its second year, and the results are extremely promising.
In the past year, RAP students completed internships at a number of international institutions, such as the University of Granada, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the University of Montana, the United States Embassy in Slovakia, Zurich University of Teacher Education, and Nottingham University.
To date, 181 students have participated in the Roma Access Programs thanks to the generous help of the program’s donors. One of them is Sigrid Rausing Trust, a UK grant-making organization, founded in 1995, to support human rights worldwide.