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As a recent graduate from Lund University, with a MSc Research Degree in Sociology of Law, I have during this time also undertaken several exceptional traineeships in both the public and private sector. These placements allowed my academic background to flourish in a purposeful setting, giving me the opportunity to prove my comprehensive knowledge of sanctions, law, EU affairs, public policy and international relations, enabling me to become an accomplished researcher and participant in these high profile sectors in the process. I would like to put this knowledge to work in a challenging and commercial environment.

Work experience

Feb 2017Aug 2017

Intern to the Working Party of Foreign Relations Councillors (RELEX) 

Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU

The RELEX Working Party of the Council of the European Union deals with financial,legal and institutional aspects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). This placement allowed me to specialise in counter-terrorist sanctions, tying in well with my Master thesis. My tasks not only consisted of supporting the Netherlands' delegation to the Working Party by preparing, minute taking and delivering high quality reports on its meetings, but also included representing the Netherlands in both informal and formal Council meetings, and  personally delivering the Netherlands position on complex CFSP matters to the other EU Member States. 

July 2016Dec 2016

Trainee EU Public Affairs

ICODA European Affairs

As a trainee for ICODA European Affairs in Brussels, I assisted in launching several public affairs campaigns. My tasks furthermore included monitoring EU-legislation, writing newsletters on EU-financial topics, analysing EU-legislation on its internal and external effects, organising work visits to the EU and answering specific legal questions posed by EU citizens in the Your Europe Advice service.

Nov 2014Aug 2015


Uitgeverij Prometheus

Working for a renowned publisher in the Netherlands, I exercised the functions of personal assistant to the owner and CEO. My functions consisted of being the first point of contact to the publisher, managing agenda's, booking internal and external meetings and organising and hosting book launches.


Sep 2015Jun 2017

Master of Science in Sociology of Law

Lund University

Research Master in Sociology of Law, with a focus on European Law

Thesis: Legitimacy of Terrorist Lists: A Study of National vs. EU Policy (A)

Sep 2013Jan 2014

Erasmus Exchange

University of Gothenburg

Minor in Global Studies

Sep 2011Jul 2015

Bachelor of Arts in European Studies

University of Amsterdam

Major in European Law and Swedish, supplemented by a bridging year in International and European Law

Thesis: The Side Effects of Blurring Borders: Forced Prostitution within the EU (8/10)



Dutch, level C2

English, level C2

Swedish, level B2

French, level B1

Qualitative and Quantitative research

I have a passion for conducting research projects and a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies. I have undertaken several research projects during my Masters Degree, which were praised by my mentors, and received top grades.

Public Speaking

Whilst working for the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, my supervisors entrusted me with representing the Netherlands in the Council of the European Union in both informal and formal settings. I negotiated the Netherlands' position on complex foreign affairs matters, and was praised for my attention to detail and confidence. 


Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Social Media


Dec 2014Present

IELTS Certification

British Language Training Centre

Proof of Qualification in British Language


Monique de Ruijter: Deputy Permanent Representative/ Head of Mission at the Permanent Representation to the OSCE/Embassy of the Netherlands - [email protected], +431589390

Lodewijk Buschkens: Owner at ICODA European Affairs, [email protected], +32497445394