I am proud to announce that I have been selected for doing an internship at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). From the next 1st of September, and during a hole year, I will be living in Vienna and experiencing this unique opportunity.

Ten years after moving to Seville from my hometown, Jerez de la Frontera, it is time for a change. A degree in Journalism was the first excuse to be based in the capital of Andalusia, and after that, several job spots were the next reasons. But now, after doing a master’s degree in European Studies, and having worked in the field of the European matters in Plus Europe and Europe Direct Sevilla, I have the opportunity to step forward and deepen in my favourite job sector: Media & Communications Innovation within the Fundamental Rights Promotion Department.

I will never be enough grateful to my current boss, the Europe Direct Sevilla manager, Marycruz Arcos, for this one and a half year letting me to be an Assistant at this European info point, which allowed me to learn from her and from my colleague María José Jiménez almost everything I know on European issues. Of course, none of it would have been possible without the permanent support and inspirational influence from my mates Cristina, Amalia, Sonia, Anca, Soledad, Ana Rosa, Gabriella, Mari Carmen and Fernando. But I will not forget the first person that introduced me into the European issues -Eulalia Petit, which recommended me to study this master’s and ended up being he director of my master’s thesis. I will always be in debt with her.

I am completely aware of it would be a compelling challenge, but I am working since the very first minute for making it a true success. Having English as working language should not be a problem, since I got in December my Cambridge CAE certificate and I have been working in English last four years in a regular basis. But it’s a huge responsibility to make it work in a such high level. For this reason, I have made the decision of writing only in English through my social networks from now on, including this blog. I am sorry for my Spanish readers -mostly, my family. Of course, any corrections will be welcome.

Thank God German will be not necessary in my working environment. Despite of it, I have just booked a German course for the next couple months, at least for learning it enough for ordering a beer. I certainly will need it to celebrate the first day of my new life in Austria.

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