LeidenGlobal welcomes Nina Janssen, MA student of International Relations at Leiden University, who will start her internship at LeidenGlobal this February. Nina just returned from a semester abroad and will finish her studies this year with this internship. She introduces herself:
Hello! My name is Nina Janssen, I am 23 years old and I follow the master's programme of International Relations at Leiden University. I already earned all study credits for my master, but decided to re-enroll for another year to gain some extracurricular experience before I enter the job market. Last semester I went on exchange to Hong Kong, a dream I had been chasing for a long time, which finally came true. In December I returned to the Netherlands, and now I am about to start my five-months internship at LeidenGlobal. I learned about LeidenGlobal via the Instagram story of the Career Service Humanities of Leiden University and immediately felt motivated to apply for the internship position. Fortunately, LeidenGlobal considered me a suitable candidate, so I am very happy to be part of the LeidenGlobal team for the coming five months.
I hope my internship at LeidenGlobal will give me a first glimpse of what it is like to transit from student to the working life. I know I aspire an internationally oriented career, and I think an internship at an internationally oriented organization such as LeidenGlobal can give me new insights to further specify what I want my international career to look like. For example, I would like to find out if I prefer to work in a small or larger organization, and if I enjoy staying in the Netherlands or if I want to move abroad for my career. In addition, since I believe LeidenGlobal does very useful work, I would love to learn more about the organization and help put it on the map so others get to know LeidenGlobal as well. I am positive that I am going to have five very nice months and I cannot wait to start!
by Nina Janssen
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