EU Careers Student Ambassador in the academic year 2023/24

EU Student Career Ambassador Lea Berenbrinker
EU Student Career Ambassador Lea Berenbrinker

Lea Berenbrinker

After a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, I ended up at the University of Salzburg during my Erasmus+ semester as part of my Master’s programme in International Migration. Now I study Sociology at PLUS and work as an Erasmus+ coordinator in the International Office, sending PLUS students all over the world. In the 2023/24 academic year, I am an EU Careers Student Ambassador and inform PLUS students about career opportunities in the EU institutions. Over the next few months, I look forward to introducing PLUS students to the wide range of career opportunities at the European Union and supporting them with their first steps and the application process.

I am happy to answer questions about starting a career in the EU one on one or come by for an information event. Feel free to contact me!

My contact details:

Phone: +43/(0)662/8044 – 2048


Further Information:

 Blue Book Praktika at EU Institutions

 List of Traineeship Opportunities (German only)

 List of EU Institutions + Recruitment Options  (German only)

 List of EU-Agencies (German Only)

Current calls for applications for traineeships (in English, via EPSO)

🌍  Blue Book Traineeships at EU Institutions starting in October 2024 until Febuary 2025 (Application from 19.02 – 15.03.2024)

🌍 The European Court of Auditors (ECA) opened a new round of traineeship applications. The Traineeships are paid, have a duration of 3-5 month and take place in Luxemburg. Find more information here:  Traineeships | European Court of Auditors (

🌍 The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has an ongoing open application period. The paid traineeship post is in Ljubljana (Slovenia). Find out more here:  Vacancies (

🌍The European Institute of Innovation and Technology is offering a 6-month paid traineeship. The location is Budapest, Hungary, with one position also available in Brussels. The traineeship duties include supporting their Directorate & Administration, as well as the Innovation, Education & Communication, and the Knowledge and Innovation Communities Departments. Find out more on their  website.