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Working for the EU, something for you?

Dealing with climate change, migration and international trade, EU officials work on issues that are high on the political agenda and affect the lives of more than four hundred million citizens.


As an employer, the EU offers a stimulating, dynamic and multicultural workplace, with a wealth of career and training opportunities. Join this event to learn more about a European career and the selection procedure for European officials. Take this chance to meet Andreas Zenthöfer (Head of Politics at the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands) and some of his colleagues to discuss what internships and career opportunities the EU offers and how to successfully apply.


10.30-10.45 - Walk-in, registration, coffee
10.45-11.15 - Practical experience - Andreas Zenthöfer (Representation of the European Commission)
11.15-11.30 - Presentation: EU Careers Student Ambassador - Mylène Tabernal
11.30-12.15 - Q&A session by Andreas Zenthöfer and Mylène Tabernal
12.15-12.30 - Individual questions (European Commission trainees, Andreas and Mylène will be available for further questions)

Andreas Zenthöfer is head of Political Reporting & Policy Analysis at the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands. He has worked for the EC since 2011, first in Brussels (DG ECFIN), and now in The Hague. He participated in the selection procedure for EU officials (concours). He also worked on the other side of the table: in the jury of a selection procedure for permanent staff, where he assessed candidates.

Mylène Tabernal is EU Careers Student Ambassador at Leiden University. She is the first point of contact for students interested in an EU career.

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