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Thematic meeting Leiden Empowerment Fund

Finding an internship as a first-generation student

  • Fons van de Wetering
Thursday 29 September 2022
Being the First
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

As a first-generation student, you may find it harder to find an internship. You may not know where to start looking and may not have any contacts in the industry or organisation that you want to work for who could offer advice.

In this meeting Fons van de Wetering will tell you about his experience as a first-generation student, including his internship at the Dutch Embassy in Kazachstan. Fons is an MA student in Russian and Eurasian Studies and member of the United Netherlands Delegation of 2022-2023.

Are you interested in Fons' story and in meeting other first-generation students? Then you should definitely join this event! The language of this meeting will be English.

Register for this event

Are you coming to this event? Please register by 27 September 18:00.

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Join Being the First

Are you the first in your family attending university? Would you like to meet people from all over the university who are, or have been, in the same situation and understand the challenges you face? Then join Leiden University’s network for first generation students and academics, Being the First!

Leiden Empowerment Fund

With the Leiden Empowerment Fund project we aim to share knowledge, strengths and skills and are establishing a university-wide network of first generation students and academics, connecting what is already there. We would love to welcome you at our meetings in which we will have informative sessions and the opportunity to meet up with each other to share experiences and needs!

The Leiden Empowerment Fund (LEF) is made possible by the donors of the Leiden University Fund (LUF) and was a farewell gift to our former Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker. It is supported and carried out by the Diversity and Inclusion Expertise Office.

Read more about LEF


Do you have questions, or can't you make it to this event, but want to be kept updated about future meetings? Drop us a line at firstgenstudents@bb.leidenuniv.nl.

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