Since the start of the political year, Public Matters has welcomed three new trainees. We are very pleased that Berber Dotinga, Lukas Prinsen and Mike de Wit will strengthen our team for the coming six months, especially in this busy political period with the national elections in March 2021.
About the trainees
Berber is from Friesland and did an internship at a one-man fraction in the Dutch House of Representatives. She was the chairman of the Young Democrats in Groningen and worked at DUO. Currently Berber is doing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Euroculture. In her private time she loves cross-fitting, good food and festivals. At Public Matters, Berber will mainly focus on clients in the tech sector and the support of all Brussels activities.
Lukas lives in Utrecht and specialized in public affairs during his master ‘management of the public sector’ at Leiden University. Previously he studied Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and worked as a health insurance advisor at ASR. Lukas loves good books and fitness. At Public Matters he will mainly focus on the upcoming elections, the organization of the annual Public Matters seminar and various clients in the energy and financial sector.
Mike is from Leiden and is currently working on his Master ‘Economics & Governance’ at Leiden University. He was active in various capacities at the Leiden University Fund and was a student member of the faculty council of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leiden University. He loves politics, history and wine. At Public Matters he will be involved in the Public Matters initiative “Tech Against Corona” and will support various clients with a link to domestic affairs.
On behalf of the entire Public Matters team, we wish all three a lot of success and wisdom in the upcoming period.