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Careers in EU - Traineeships

Panel Discussion
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

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Are you considering a traineeship with an EU institution? It can be a great way to consolidate and expand professional skills and knowledge while learning about the inner workings of a specific EU body. It's important to be prepared. The application process is long and competitive, and some traineeships (but not all) are only open to citizens of EU member states. Join us for a panel discussion for tips and to learn more about what EU traineeships entail.

During this event, you will learn:

  • Tips for identifying and applying for an EU traineeship
  • The day-to-day work involved in traineeships with specific institutions
  • How an EU traineeship might help serve as a stepping stone towards your longer-term goals

Panelist bios will be added as they are confirmed.

Daniel Borsos (SPP '21) is currently doing a traineeship in the Secretariat-General of the European Commission, his first work experience, which he secured right after completing the Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme at CEU in 2021. At CEU, Daniel was an active member of student union, and in Brussels he is serving as the president of the European Commission Trainees Association. Daniel’s prior academic background is in Political Science and International Relations, a dual Bachelor’s degree he received in the UK and Hungary.

Paule Gailiunaite (INTR '20) currently works as a Blue Book Trainee in the Eastern Partnership Division of the European External Action Service, dealing with EU bilateral relations with six Eastern Partnership countries. Previously, she worked in the governmental and non-governmental sectors with employers including the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Lithuanian embassies in Turkey and Moldova, the British Embassy in Lithuania, and humanitarian and human rights organizations in Ukraine. A 2020 graduate of CEU’s International Relations department, she completed an undergraduate degree in International Politics and Development, during which she had the opportunity to spend exchange semesters in Turkey and Russia. 

Arnold Kovács (GENS '20) is currently a project coordinator at Next Step Hungary Association. After graduating from CEU's MA in Critical Gender Studies, he conducted a Blue Book traineeship at the European Commission in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. Based in the unit: Non-discrimination and Roma coordination, he mainly worked on the issues of LGBTIQ+ rights, diversity management and racial justice. Arnold's previous experience includes internships in LGBTIQ+ advocacy, community engagement and gender equality as well as a field research project in the area of migration, diaspora and queer identities.

This event is intended for all CEU students and alumni interested in learning more about traineeships with EU institutions  

This event will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the link.