Our students have much to offer both public and private organisations. Therefore, FGGA wants to match students and organisations more effectively by developing a new internship tool. TRAIL: the new internship platform of Leiden's Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
The benefits of TRAIL
- As all internship vacancies for FGGA students are brought together in one place, students easily find the internship that suits them;
- The platform also offers the possibility of providing short-term projects and part-time internships;
- Both students and organisations create a profile;
- Organisations can search in a database and to approach students;
- Participation is free of charge for both students and organisations;
- The platform is also suitable for international organisations and students.
Experiences of students
Rianne Scheerhoorn: 'I am extremely happy that I joined the Central Government Traineeship Programme'
Rianne Scheerhoorn is a government trainee at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. After completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Administration, she was sure that the Central Government Traineeship Programme (Rijkstraineesprogramma) was the right choice for her: 'There is a lot of focus on learning and development.'
Omar Al Sadeh: ‘My heart told me to go to Foreign Affairs’
Trail, FGGA’s internship platform will be one-year old in November. In the upcoming weeks, we will be interviewing some FGGA students who went on internships. What did they learn from their internships? And what tasks were assigned to them?
Charlotte Holt: 'This internship has allowed me to grow as a person, intellectually, and mentally’
Charlotte Holt is a second year International Justice student at Leiden University College. She did an internship at Academia Neerlandesa; a language school that offers Dutch language courses to medical professionals. ‘An internship can become very beneficial for those who wants to discover where their strengths and weaknesses lie.’
Experiences of organisations
Thomas Ansell: 'Our biggest goal is to bring people together'
For this interview, we spoke with Thomas Ansell: Head of Communications at The Hague Humanity Hub. The organisation facilitates and supports innovations geared towards peace and justice. They provide new connections, collaboration networks, and exchange of information. What kind of organisations is this? What are the tasks interns are expected to perform? And what do FGGA’s students have to offer them?
Anouk Booten: 'Cyber security is becoming bigger every day because threats are becoming bigger every day'
For this interview we spoke to Laura Vonk and Anouk Booten, recruiters at Breinstein. As an organisation, Breinstein hopes to be a link between education and corporate life. They offer traineeships that enable those who have recently graduated to gain experience working for different clients. Breinstein also offers a coaching and training programme, for which they are collaborating with a number of different universities.
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies en FGGA studenten zijn een ‘match made in heaven’
Trail, de stagebank van FGGA, bestaat in november een jaar. Het is daarom hoog tijd om de organisaties die gebruikmaken van Trail, beter te leren kennen. Waar staan de organisaties voor? Welke werkzaamheden hebben de stagiaires? En wat hebben de studenten van FGGA te bieden?