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About the job market

Are you looking for information to help you map out your future (academic) career? Want to learn more about the job market in general or for your particular field? It’s important to stay up to date on the latest job market research and background information.

What is the current job market situation? What can you expect in terms of your future career? It’s important to stay up to date on the latest developments in the job market. What are the requirements for the positions you might be interested in? Do you meet these requirements or is there room for improvement?

The Career Service monitors developments in the job market. Via the LU Career Zone you can access the latest job market research and websites for graduate job-seekers.

Study career and labour market orientation

Graduates of public administration can find employment in a lot of sectors within society. This is due to a broad curriculum and extensive orientation on the public sector. 

You can work for ministries, municipalities, police, multinational corporations, consulting firms, international organizations and NGOs. You will most probably be working in policy positions, middle and senior management, as coordinator, secretary, project, or as a consultant.

Orientation and planning

Because of the diversity of options, it is important to already orientate during your studies. In addition, in order to be optimally prepared, it is important that you pay attention to the following themes: (master) study choice, extracurricular activities, international experience, internships, work experience and job application.  

The Student Career Services provide support for questions about your career, personal profile, the labour market and application procedures. The institute frequently receives internship offers from her contacts.

Student Career Service The Hague

On the website of Student Career Service The Hague you can find information about your career. In addition to specific career information for students of Public Administration you find :

• Internships, job vacancies and job sites

• Appling: CV manual, workbook Looking for work, professional tests

• Workshops and activities in the field of career and job application

• Study choice


(Stage) vacancy Weblog Administration

Internship Vacancy weblog Public Administration

Internships are a very important way to orientate and to gain experience. The institute of Public Administration has a weblog for vacancies received by her contacts. Here you will also find interesting internships offers.

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