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Careers in EU -- Traineeships

Panel Discussion
Careers in EU
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

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

Additional panelist bios will be added as they are confirmed.

Michelle Magvasi (SPP ’21) is currently a Budget Rapporteur at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Budget (DG BUDG), where she also served as a Blue Book Trainee from October 2021 – February 2022. Michelle is a graduate of CEU’s two-year Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP), which included one year of study in Spain at the Institut Barcelona d’Etudis Internacionals. Additionally, Michelle holds an undergraduate degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick. Her previous professional experience includes internships at Schneider Electric and UNIDO and a freelance research project leading to a publication on progress, performance indices, and policies for Sub-Saharan African countries in relation to SDG 9.

Norbert Timár (HIST ’21) is currently serving as an Archivist Trainee at the European Court of Auditors, following archivist traineeship at the Historical Archives of the EU. Norbert is a graduate of CEU’s two-year Master of Arts in Comparative History and holds a previous degree from Babeș-Bolyai University. Norbert’s previous professional experience includes internships and research roles with institutions including the Institute for Minority Studies at the Centre for Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd Research Network; the Transylvanian Hungarian Database Association; and the Budapest City Archives.

Matěj Voda (INTR ’20) currently works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy. Previously, he served as a Blue Book Trainee in the European Commission’s Secretariat General – Evaluation and Impact Assessment Unit (March – July 2022). Matěj is a 2020 graduate of CEU’s Master of Arts in International Relations and spent a term studying on the Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program. He holds a previous degree in International Area Studies from Charles University. His previous professional experience includes serving as an Evaluation Coordinator in the National Coordination Authority of the Ministry for Regional Development of Czechia and internships with organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations, the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechia.

This event will be held on campus in Vienna with speakers connecting remotely. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely.