Nienke Bakker

Trainee

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The most important thing in communication is to hear what is not being said

Peter Drucker

  • 2023

    MSc Crisis and Security Management: War and Peace Studies, Leiden University

  • 2023

    Vice President, The West Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2020

    Content Manager & Premium Content Specialist, Algemeen Dagblad

  • 2021

    Track member Directorate Europe, The West Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2021

    Working Student Investigative Information, Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD)

  • 2021

    BSc International Bachelor Communication and Media, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Trainee

In addition to pursuing my bachelor’s and master’s degree, I have enjoyed working in journalism for the past few years. Throughout this period, I have always maintained a keen interest in The Hague’s political scene. During my master’s in Crisis and Security Management, I realized my desire to gain a deeper understanding of what happens “behind the scenes” in The Hague and Brussels, and how political decision-making processes unfold. As a Trainee at Public Matters, my goal is to learn as much as possible about these decision-making processes over the upcoming months. Besides, I will be balancing my traineeship at Public Matters with my role as a board member at The West Wing, the youth think tank of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Personal

During my free time, I participate in boxing classes, like to delve into a good book, and prefer to spend quality time with friends and family. Moreover, I enjoy adventurous travels and like to immerse myself in different cultures, countries and languages. Following these interests, I am currently taking Modern Standard Arabic lessons.

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